Over at Maes-e, the Welsh language debating forum, a local Plaid official has admitted to the major problems facing Plaid Cymru in Gwynedd. Blog menai (we know who you are)
"Mae gan y Blaid drafferthion sylweddol yng Ngwynedd - a bydd hyn yn ol pob tebyg yn cael ei adlewyrchu yn yr etholiadau ym Mis Mai - er ei bod yn bosibl y bydd yn ennill tir yn rhai o'r rhannau trefol".
Which roughly translates as
"Plaid have major difficulties in Gwynedd- and this will probably be reflected in the elections in May - although it is possible we may gain ground in some of the urban areas"
(to be fair the post also takes some comfort in Labour not mounting a challenge - which I must accept is probably true in many parts of Gwynedd).
However when local officials start taliking of the problems we can see why Llais Gwynedd appear bullish.