April 20, 2010

THE DIFFERENCE FROM 1980 & 1994....:

Sensing GOP tide, has-beens look to be comebacks (PHILIP ELLIOTT, 04/20/10, AP)

Republicans once saddled with the burden of President George W. Bush’s unpopularity are now experiencing a boon from another struggling president: Barack Obama.

The GOP senses rising fortunes from coast to coast, as one-time lawmakers such as Richard Pombo in California and Charlie Bass in New Hampshire look to capitalize on voter frustration that booted some of them from office in 2006. Others, long retired, see the Democrats’ luster fading and with it a chance for them to return to Washington.

The time seems ripe for Republicans, who largely remain unified against Obama’s domestic agenda, including health care overhaul. Both the president and his signature legislative achievement remain unpopular at this point in a midterm election year, according to a recent AP-GfK poll. Voters’ opinions also have turned against Democrats and their stewardship of the economy; Obama’s approval rating is at a new low.


...will be that this class is actually re-electable.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 20, 2010 5:42 AM
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