Michael Steele = Howard Dean?

A very astute observation:
To put RNC Chairman Michael Steele’s anti-Afghanistan-war comments from last week into perspective -- and how they fundamentally break with GOP orthodoxy -- the equivalent of what Steele said would be if Howard Dean, circa 2005-2006, called for staying the course in Iraq. (In fact, the only Republican who praised Steele was Ron Paul.)
And, of course, Steele has been walking those comments back all weekend...