Sunday, June 12, 2005

The P.R. Battle

The AP's David Espo has a decent "Newsview" column out tonight discussing how, in light of recent dismal poll numbers for Congress, both parties are trying to "shift the focus of public attention" as the 2006 midterm elections draw ever nearer.

Republicans and Democrats have a tremendous opportunity at this moment of our discontent. They can start responding to issues that the American people really care about, or they can continue spending time bickering amongst each other, calling names and sniping while the concerns of the American people go unresolved.

Will either side rise to the challenge?


At 10:54 PM, Blogger Mark said...

At last you say something I agree with.

At 11:38 PM, Blogger EG said...

Given that more than 90% of all incumbents win re-election, why should they rise to the challenge? If some of the more vocal of them had either a party challenger or seeing a tough re-election (like DeLay), there is no incentive to change the rhetoric.

At 11:42 PM, Blogger JBD said...

mark: I'm glad!
eg: Therein lies the problem.


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