Former chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele
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Republican presidential nomination 'important to world'

The politics and opinions of the nominees for the Republican nomination in the 2012 US presidential election should be important "around the world" according to the former chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Michael Steele told the BBC's Katty Kay that Barack Obama is vulnerable to attack from his party, and he would not be surprised to see a Republican in the White House.

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