Is a bitter fight good for GOP? Add to ... AP Video Published Tuesday, Jan. 24 2012, 1:12 PM EST Last updated Tuesday, Jan. 24 2012, 1:14 PM EST Former GOP Chairman Michael Steele reacts to Monday night's Republican debate in Tampa, Florida. Michael Steele said a close, hard-fought battle can be good for the party, because it gives the candidates a chance to make their arguments. Watch More Video: Mandela event interpreter: I was hallucinating The mystery around why this Calgary woman was declared dead by Alberta Health Disgraced ex-Mountie accused of shoplifting a hoodie Blast near US embassy in Kabul an accident, Afghan official says Raw: Mandela casket returns to morgue Census resister says she doesn't regret her decision Justin Trudeau questions timing of Canada Post news PM announces new scholarships to honour Mandela India rights activists dismayed by gay sex ruling Gay deputy mayor plans to represent Vancouver in Sochi Christmas cards from B.C.'s gun-toting Santa Claus return Toronto woman charged with putting contract on husband Water flows through Detroit's vacant buildings Growing, selling, smoking weed now legal in Uruguay Diving Santa swims with sharks in Tokyo Glued to toilet seat, Georgia woman says RCMP defend shooting bear in Revelstoke Nigerian rescued from sunken tugboat in Atlantic describes ordeal U.S. condemns violence in Ukraine, considers sanctions Egyptian police fire tear gas to disperse university protesters Comments AA More Related to this Story Video: Sparks fly at Florida GOP debate Video: Romney labels Gingrich a 'failed leader'