July 1, 2005

TO BE ELECTABLE IS TO BE UNNOMINABLE:

Liberal Groups Attack Democrat Governor (Mitch Evans, Jul 1, 2005, Human Events)

The assault by liberal advocacy groups on Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, for his trimming of the state health care behemoth known as TennCare has sent a message to all Red State governors eyeing the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination: You can’t pragmatically address your state’s problems and get away with it. [...]

With a whopping 90% of incoming state revenues going toward maintaining the system over the next four years, according to a McKinsey & Co. report, changes clearly had to take place. Bredesen took the opportunity to put a Democratic face on TennCare reform. In a high-profile speech to the state Legislature, he outlined his plan to pare back TennCare through a series of cuts in benefits to maintain coverage for all current recipients.

Liberal advocacy groups pounced on the governor and haven’t let up.


When folks like Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Evan Bayh bailed on CAFTA it was a pretty good indicator that the Democrats' nominee in '08 will be running to the Left of where John Kerry ran.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 1, 2005 2:47 PM
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If Peter Lewis, George Soros, Rosie O'Donnell, Martin Sheen, Ted Kennedy, Nancy Pelosi, Warren Buffett, and the rest of the rich Democrats want socialized medicine, then they can buy for it and offer it to the poor. A couple of weeks later, when the money is gone, they can answer to their constituents like Bredesen is trying to do. Of course, the wackos even chased him to D.C. 2 or 3 weeks ago, heckling him at the National Press Club (I think).

And this can't be good news for Harold Ford.

Posted by: jim hamlen at July 1, 2005 4:26 PM

Good. Jeb will clear 60%

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at July 1, 2005 7:01 PM
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