Why Is Michael Steele Running?
9:24 AM, Jan 3, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
It's been apparent for some time that Michael Steele's chances of winning reelection were slim to none, but just in case there's any doubt, Politico's Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin report:
So why is Steele running if he can't possibly win? He could have saved face by declaring victory after the November elections and announced he would not serve another term. But maybe Steele wants to defend his record--as dismal as it may be, in fact--and maybe a man who likes the spotlight wants to keep himself in the spotlight. He would be less relevant--and less likely to land a TV contract--if he didn't run. And if CNN, MSNBC, and Fox don't work out, there may be a spot for him on Comedy Central.