Sep 10 2009
As we wake up this morning after President Obama’s last ditch effort to salvage his health care overhaul initiative, we have three entities arising as figureheads of the debate. The first is, of course, President Obama and his liberal DC congressional leaders. The second is the GOP and their very concise and respectable response (one of the best I have seen in years). The surprise third player in this political drama is Rep Joe Wilson – who just couldn’t take the waves of spin coming from the bully pulpit anymore and had a human reaction akin to vomiting.
So who won last night?
(1) President Obama
(2) The GOP per their response
(3) Joe Wilson who almost caused a Town Hall to break out in the People’s House.
My pick is Joe Wilson, who voiced the complete frustration with the BS coming out of DC these days. The networks and Democrats are elevating him to equal status (just as the President was able to elevate Governor Palin and her comments to be his equal, his opponent on message control). Joe Wilson’s spontaneous outburst probably reflected the sentiments of a majority of Americans, who no doubt were having outbursts of their own at the their TV sets.
If Wilson wins the debate by connecting the strongest with America, then the Dems better learn some deep humility and start listening if they wish to survive politically.