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Friday, February 19, 2010


Erik Sean Estep

KB: There is some good analysis, here. Strong Bourbon, indeed. To clarify, are you making the case that Obama overplayed his hand with Healthcare reform? Essentially, Obama tried a strategy of coopting the major stakeholders like the insurance companies and the medical industry, gave a vague idea about what he wanted and turned over effective leadership of the effort to Pelosi and Reid. Where Obama and company screwed up was in underestimating the counterpunching power of the GOP and the Tea Party anger. That being said, the elections ain't being held today. I still think that if the Dems can carve into the Tea Party base and peel off some voters with an economic populist message, there is some hope for maintaining control of Congress. What do you think of that narrative?

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