Michael Steele told fellow Republicans to go after President Obama himself instead of lesser Democrats, the Washington Post reports. "If we have the courage of our convictions, and we do, then we will and we must stand up against disastrous policies, regardless of the president's popularity," the RNC chairman said in a speech. He called Obama's first 100 days a "reign of terror" and said the president has ceded his agenda "almost entirely to radicals like Nancy Pelosi."
Steele continued the themes of his recent media push, declaring that Obama's "honeymoon is over," along with the period of "navel-gazing" by Republicans. "The comeback has begun," he asserted. Steele dismissed strategy memos advising the GOP to shy away from Obama and go after Democrats such as "Pelosi whom nobody likes, and Harry Reid, who nobody knows."