January 27, 2010
INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY: Health Care Bill Still Only “Mostly Dead.” I don’t see Harry Reid as Miracle Max here, but . . . .
UPDATE: Senators running scared. “And that, I think, is the real impact of the polls and the Democratic departures/retirements: those struggling not to be swept out in the 2010 wave will increasingly look at each and every vote through the prism of their own electorate and re-election self-interest. Yes, what a novel concept! But that was not the story in 2009, when congressmen and senators were persuaded over and over again to ignore everything else (e.g., polls, town hall attendees, jammed switchboards) and adhere to the Obama-Reid-Pelosi line. That dynamic is very likely to reverse itself — leaving the ‘leadership’ to chase after members, while members attune themselves to voters back home.”