As of this morning, Fox News was saying that Michael Steele would not run for a second term as RNC chair:
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele will speak with RNC members Monday evening in which he is expected to announce a decision about whether to make another run for the party chairmanship. A handful of well-placed and influential RNC insiders tell Fox News they expect Steele to announce he is not running for re-election.Fox hedged a bit, saying Steele was "unpredictable." Then came this flash in the afternoon:
Controversial Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, who last month presided over the GOP's biggest electoral gains since 1938, will announce tonight that he is running for re-election, Fox News has learned from two RNC members.
Ending weeks of rumors that he would not seek a second term, Steele plans to throw his hat into the ring during a conference call with RNC members at 7:30 p.m. ET, the sources said. Steele is said to be amused by false reports of his retirement and intentionally kept his plans secret for the last month in order to flush out competitors for the post, Fox has learned.
How clever. Don't you wish he showed half as much creative thinking when doing his job?
And tell me - do we really need an RNC chair who is "unpredictable?"