I know you read all the reports that the Dems had no theme for the upcoming mid-term elections. And from the last few weeks you might have noticed they are trying to say they could manage Iraq better… But that won’t be their theme for the mid-terms.
As of 20 minutes ago, the new Democratic theme for the mid-terms was handed to them by the gallup organization:
NEW YORK A new Gallup Poll released Tuesday reveals that the issue cited by most Americans as the one they worry about the most is “the availability and affordability of healthcare.”
A total of 68% said they worried about this a “great deal.” Coming in second is the social security system at 51%. Following close behind that were “availability and affordability of energy,” drug use, crime and violence–and only then “the possibility of terrorist attacks in the U.S.” (at 45%).
The cheers coming from the Democrats in the Beltway could be heard 5 states away when this was released. For the first time since September 11, 2001 terrorism did not top the nation’s concerns.
Considering that even 5 years later the Democrats still have no idea how to combat terrorism, they are sure to welcome a change of topic. Especially one where they think they have home field advantage.
If Bush were Clinton -which he’s not- he’d make a speech on healthcare as soon as tomorrow and make another speech about healthcare everyday of his life until the gallup organization told him to do otherwise.
Instead, the Dems will coalesce around the healthcare issue like they never have before and the clueless Republicans will have no idea why.