But, I do think it's important that the GOP is having this internal rift as they're undertaking their "talent search" to find new candidate challengers and line up funding for the 2010 elections.
Would a sense of national party chaos make the best candidates more or less likely to sign on for 2010? Do you think Steele is effectively running the fundraising operation while he's trying to bat all of this away?
Also this year, the GOP is supposed to be rewriting its 2012 primary calendar and it looks like that may be more chaotic with a wounded and disliked chairman. (Does pro life become a factor? Do certain states or caucuses move up as a result of Steele's social issues rifts?)
There's alot of groundwork that has to be done before September of this year, and I doubt it's getting done effectively right now.
(Also, How does the conflict affect the internal RNC restructuring. Steele fired a bunch of people. Who is taking a job with Steele under threat?)
Just thinking out loud.