Democrats are running scared. November is starting to look like a bloodbath. And most of the blame, they think, goes to Obamacare. So what to do? Well, first, hire pollsters. And then, have them assemble a PowerPoint presentation to deliver to key allies of the Obama administration, highlighting the ways in which Obamacare can be sold -- or, frankly, resold -- to the American voter.The PowerPoint is here. It's worth looking at. From Politico:
The confidential presentation, available in full here and provided to POLITICO by a source on the call, suggests that Democrats are acknowledging the failure of their predictions that the health care legislation would grow more popular after its passage, as its benefits became clear and rhetoric cooled. Instead, the presentation is designed to win over a skeptical public and to defend the legislation — in particular, the individual mandate — from a push for repeal.
The presentation concedes that groups typically supportive of Democratic causes — people under 40, non-college-educated women and Hispanic voters — have not been won over by the plan. Indeed, it stresses repeatedly, many are unaware that the legislation has passed, an astonishing shortcoming in the White House's all-out communications effort.
But I can't resist posting the last slide. It's a list of "don't do's" for Democratic candidates running in November.
So, to rephrase the last two bullet points: Don't call opponents to Obamacare racists,andDon't promise it'll make health care costs go down, or reduce the deficit.Now they tell them? I'm starting to feel sorry for Democrats running in November.