Sent to me from a friend. I agree.
>>> As many pundits have noted, never in anyone's collective
memory has a
>>> situation occurred like this where, leading up to an election,
>>> political agenda item was against the party holding the White
>>> causing everyone to be certain a landslide for the other party was
>>> order. Then, along come two tremendous gifts from
"heaven" for the
>>> Republicans, high gas prices and "peace" in Iraq
(success of the
>>> "surge"), that have the potential to totally reverse the
course of near
>>> term political history.
>>> The House voted 213 (all Democrats) to 212 to go on vacation
>>> get a comprehensive energy plan done. The Senate did the same. As
>>> by the author, Pelosi and Reid are desperate to avoid a vote.
>>> because she would have mass desertions on her hands. Reid because
>>> would put Obama in an impossible situation right before the
>>> Obama would either have to vote against drilling, natural gas,
>>> nuclear to hold up his base or he would have to break with the
>>> vote for "all of the above" and totally alienate his
base. Either way he
>>> loses and the Democrat leadership knows it.
>>> If the Republicans are smart, they will use the next five weeks to
>>> hammer the Democrats on the energy issue. They should run ads
>>> gasoline prices at the pump, do live interviews in front of gas
>>> and beat Democrat obstructionism into the forefront of the minds
>>> American voters. The theme should be that the only way gas prices
>>> going to come down is to put the Republicans into the majority in
>>> houses of Congress and the White House. They should note that, as
>>> as Pelosi and Reid are in power, there will be no increase in
>>> energy production because they will continue to obstruct that
>>> legislation as majority leaders. The Republicans also need to note
>>> returning sympathetic Democrats ("blue dogs" and others)
>>> will not solve the problem because it will only keep Pelosi and
>>> power. The Republicans need to say that "real change"
needs to occur and
>>> that real change is putting the Republicans back in charge of
>>> Nothing else will get it done.
>>> The opening is here. The Republicans need to seize it and pound it
>>> relentlessly for the next ninety days. McCain basically needs only
>>> talking point and this is it.