RNC Chairman Steele walks out of a back-room meeting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor

 
RNC Chairman Steele walks out of a back-room meeting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele (2nd R) walks out of a back-room meeting where he decided to bow out of the voting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland, January 14, 2011. Embattled Steele abandoned his bid for a new term as Republican National Committee chairman on Friday when it became clear that he did not have enough support to win. Also pictured is Herb Schoenbohm, Republican State Chairman for the U.S. Virgin Islands (2nd L). REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)