Here's a stunner: Citing two RNC committee sources, Fox reports Michael Steele will announce tonight he IS running.
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.
Few committee members believe Steele has enough votes to win. He needs 85 votes of the 168 committee members. The vote takes place at the RNC's Winter Meeting in Washington Jan. 13-15.
This hardly means anything is assured. Politico reported this morning, citing "key supporters" and Steele's lack of a campaign infrastructure, that Steele was unlikely to run.