Michael Steele's back-and-forth flirtation with possible primary challenges to the party's pro-stimulus Republicans is now causing him to catch some real flak[...]
Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), a pro-stimulus Republican who will be up for re-election in 2012, told Roll Call that she approached Steele about his comments and asked him bluntly: "You didn't really mean that, did you?" She said that Steele has agreed to set up a meeting with the three pro-stimulus GOPers to discuss this.
Governor Palin's rally in Bangor tomorrow has been taken as a sign that McCain thinks they can win the second district.
The RNC doesn't seem to agree, and has announced they'll be pulling their advertising from both Maine and Wisconsin in order to play defense in traditionally red states like Missouri and Indiana.
Maine was the only state in the country where the McCain campaign and the RNC outspent Obama last week. The vast majority of that spending came from the RNC.
One possible explanation for the strategic disconnect: Palin doesn't know where she is.