A top Obama ally predicted Wednesday in an interview with ABC News that Democrats will lose their congressional majority in next year’s midterm elections if they fail to put a health-care reform bill on President Obama’s desk.
I think he meant to say the Democrats would lose 40+ seats if they pass anything close to what’s being considered. Otherwise, they should hold their losses to 15-25 seats. Which is to be expected given the number of freshmen in conservative districts, the disadvantage presidential incumbency bestows upon his Congress, and the general mood of the public given an over-reaching and corrupt People’s House.
Incidentally, had Obama shown real leadership here — or better yet, left the issue alone — the Democrats would likely have held about even come 2010.