Based on her career and her conservative credentials, Steelman deserves consideration for the nomination.
Like most Republicans, my first reaction to Kenny Hulshof's entry in the race was that everyone else should get out of his way and let him focus on Jay Nixon. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder obliged but Steelman wouldn't. Maybe she shouldn't.
It really looks like the GOP has two viable candidates for governor. If Steelman and Hulshof can stay away from Clinton-Obama-esque sniping at one another, stay positive and talk simply about who would be the best governor, Missouri could benefit from a primary race.
May the best man (or woman) win.