The top man for the Republican party is already setting his sights on next year's election. Michael Steele, chair of the national Republican Party, spoke to Utahns Friday and said they should target Congressman Jim Matheson, in particular.
Matheson's seat in Congress has long been a thorn in the side of Utah Republicans and is symbolic of frustration among the party faithful right now. But some of that frustration is with the GOP itself--what Steele calls "a work in progress."
At a town hall meeting, Steele went to the heart of the matter when it comes to Matheson. The campaign theme expected next year, he said, is: A vote to re-elect Matheson is like a vote for liberal Nancy Pelosi.
Funny, seems like they ran that same pitch from the GOP in 2006 and 2008. Remind me again how that worked for ya?