Neil Sinhababu and Nicholas Beaudrot's political blog
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Raising Political Capital
Instant polling after the State of the Union address looks good. And I guess that's the real point of the whole thing. Raise political capital, then go out and spend it. I don't know of any issue that has ever looked as promising from a return-on-political-equity standpoint as health care reform does now -- with major obstacles surmounted but people confused, a little bit of confident pushing could go a long way. Hopefully tonight's events will lead to Senate Democrats being more confident on the issue as well.