Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Michael Steele - 2010 Spells Disaster For GOP
NRCC Pushes Back Against Steele Over 2010 Pessimism, GOP Operatives Furious
Sam Stein, Huffington Post contributes to the story.
Republican operatives are privately furious with RNC Chairman Michael Steele for predicting on Monday night that the GOP will not take over the House of Representatives in 2010.
One strategist called the comment "stupid," arguing that it will put the party in a bind when it comes to candidate recruitment and generally lower expectations and excitement over the 2010 elections. Others, who refused to go on the record, lamented the inevitable follow-up questions that would be asked to Republicans, such as: do you agree with the sentiments of the RNC Chairman?
And, sure enough, on Tuesday, the National Congressional Campaign Committee released a statement in which it basically slapped down Steele for his electoral prognostication.
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