Off to D.C. in the AM for a couple of days of broadcasting from campaign central, catching up with the key campaign chiefs, like the NRCC’s Pete Sessions, and generally listening in on Beltway chatter.
The danger of living inside the Capitol’s bubble is that the local network overwhelms the national network. This was obvious with the Beltway memes of “brokered convention,” “splintered GOP,” “invincible Obama,” and other such expressions of Manhattan-Beltway media elite conventional wisdom which have all proven wrong, and not just wrong, but badly wrong.
In fact as the real campaign gets underway, Governor Romney is in an enviable position for a challenger, and the incumbent is flailing, trying the “Message-a-Month” club and headed towards a simple search-and-destroy mission by Labor Day.
The biggest problem information barrier for D.C. denizens? The local economy there is just fine. It is the rest of the country that is reeling from Obamanomics.
Second biggest problem? The Federal Employee Health benefits program works well because of a big subsidy and many choices. Obamacare’s roll-out is a disaster for everyone else, and folks not in the federal workforce know it.
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Best indication of Romney’s surge? Not the clinch of the nomination via Texas, but the surge of small donors and the rallying of all parts of the party top the effort to oust President Obama.
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