August 17, 2009
REMEMBER THE DEATH OF THE GOP...:
GOP gains steam as health care bill sputters (ANDY BARR, 8/16/09, Politico)
"Republicans have quickly recovered their voice," Rep. Mark Kirk, whose Senate campaign in Illinois has many Republicans eyeing a pick up, told POLITICO. [...]
"The issue mix right now could not be better for us, with the public worried about big spending, high taxes and big government. If ever there was a mixture of issues that could benefit Republicans it would be that, just like in 2008 we probably had the worst issue mix we could have ever had," GOPAC chairman and longtime GOP insider Frank Donatelli said in an interview.
"For the first time in six years, the level of enthusiasm and intensity among our party members is higher than the other side, and you cannot overestimate how important that is," Donatelli said. "Independents are lining up with us and not Democrats, and that's a sea change."
Posted by Orrin Judd at August 17, 2009 6:47 AM