If Kathy Hochul can win in a district that voted for John McCain in 2008, Democrats should look forward to retaining the coveted office of the Presidency in 2012 -- and maybe even taking back control of the House.
A real solution to the Medicare math problem is going to involve dealing with a lot of thorny issues, whether you call it "Hillary Care," "wither on the vine," "Ryan Care," "ending Medicare as we know it", "Obama Care" or "Death Panels."
Democrats needed 25 House seats to send John Boehner and the Republicans back to the minority. Now it's 24. Turns out, engaging in a cradle to grave assault on American women is not a compelling electoral strategy
It's hard to deny that Democrats are feeling good about yesterday's election victory up in Buffalo. There's a certain wind-in-our-sails feeling about the whole strategy of hammering Republicans on the Ryan plan to voucherize Medicare.
It is beyond ironic that after years of grossly misleading Republican TV ads about "death panels," "government takeovers" and other nonsense, the Republicans are now complaining about a Democratic candidate who simply tells the truth.
Paul Ryan still doesn't get it. He blames Tuesday's upset victory of Democrat Kathy Hochul over Republican Jane Corwin to represent NY-26 on Democratic scare tactics. Scare tactics? Seniors have every right to be scared of Ryan's plan.
If Democrats were smart, they'd co-opt Kathy Hochul's winning strategy and aggressively run with it nationally all the way to November 2012. The GOP's attack on Medicare is the absolute perfect bumper-sticker issue for them.