[George] Stephanopoulos, offering up a question from a viewer named "Myron" via his blog, asked, "Do you feel that, as an African-American, you have a slimmer margin for error than another chairman would?"
"The honest answer is yes," Steele responded. "Barack Obama has a slimmer margin. A lot of folks do. It's a different role for me to play and others to play and that's just the reality of it. But you take that as part of the nature of it" [Brett Michael Dykes, "RNC Chairman Michael Steele says he and Obama have it harder because of their race," Yahoo News: The Newsroom blog, 2010.04.05].
Ring the bell: school's in for spin in the comment section....
Update: Let's go to the videotape... and some commentary from Newsy.com: