November 20, 2009

DUE TO HIS OWN INABILITY TO LEAD...:

GOP governors eye big 2010 gains (JONATHAN MARTIN, 11/20/09, Politico)

While heaping praise on what they said were issued-oriented campaigns from their two new governors-elect, New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Virginia’s Bob McDonnell, Republicans said their comeback was being ushered in by a series of policy excesses by President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress.

“I think the American people believe that the folks in Washington are overreaching, that the pendulum is swinging too far,” said Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas in an interview.

A sometimes-ally to the White House, Douglas added: “President Obama is a great guy, I like him personally, spent time with him and his election is historic – and that’s great.”

But, he said, voters are “increasingly concerned about the overspending, about the increasing role of government and the fact that we’re not progressing out of this recession as quickly as we need to.”


...the UR is essentially a captive of congressional Democrats. W was such a strong leader that he avoided letting the congressional GOP set the agenda until 2006, when they similarly imploded the party.

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