Prof. Rahe made an interesting claim in the comment section of Ben's recent post. He remains confident we'll win in November but lists SCOTUS's possible overturning of Obamacare -- which would moot one of our best issues -- as an event that might undermine that victory.
Not sure where I stand on that -- on either the optimism part or the belief that a decision against Obamacare would work in Obama's favor. In regards the latter, it might have the opposite effect by giving Supreme-Court-level legitimacy to our claims that Obama is a radical and a rogue. I just don't know. But certainly Prof. Rahe's theory is plausible.
Question: If you agree with Prof. Rahe's analysis of the political implications of the Supreme Court's ruling, does it follow that you'll be rooting for Obamacare this spring?
That's a tough one, no? Personally, I'll be rooting against it -- on the belief that its overturning would be a very important "bird in the hand" in a year of unknowns.