The Washington Examiner argues that the Democrats’ confidence is manufactured.
The Wall Street Journal’s Kimberley Strassel agrees.
Opponents and proponents are blitzing Senate offices with phone calls and e-mails, and the “Take Further Action” button in the “Free Our Health Care” box to your right will send you directly to your senators and Congressmen.
You can also encourage Nebraska’s Ben Nelson to continue to stand strong on his demands that abortion funding be deleted from the Reid bill and that the states not be bankrupted by the bill’s many new burdens by using the Hill’s switchboard –202-224-3121. A second call to Arkansas’ Blanche Lincoln pledging financial support for her opponent in 2010 if she votes for cloture will help as well.
And speaking of 2010, Florida GOP Senate candidate Marco Rubio was a guest yesterday, and he hit it out of the park. I will try and get the audi posted here later today. The transcript is already posted.
I will also invite Governor Charlie Crist, Rubio’s opponent for the GOP nomination, on the show as often as I do Rubio –my rule for all contested GOP primaries for any candidate with more than 20% in any public poll– but every candidate should study Rubio’s message. It ignited my audience, and for a very good reason.
Finally, the transcript of my conversation with the New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof has triggered a lot of e-mails. (See the post below.) If you are a Hughniverse subscriber, the blog there is carrying on a conversation about it this weekend.