Steele takes a playful swat at a reporter as he walks to the meeting floor to bow out of the voting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland

 
Steele takes a playful swat at a reporter as he walks to the meeting floor to bow out of the voting as the RNC moves on to elect his successor at their winter meeting in National Harbor, Maryland
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele (front, 2nd L) takes a playful swat at a reporter as he walks to the meeting floor 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. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES)