From the Hill
New polling indicates that the debate over President Barack Obama's healthcare reform effort might be hurting the administration as a whole to a point where it might not recover.
Obama's first term in office now revolves around his top domestic agenda item, and if it fails, his administration will likely be considered a failure heading into next year's midterms and beyond.
An ABC/Washington Post poll out Friday morning showed that 49 percent of the country is confident Obama "will make the right decisions for the country." At the 100-day mark of the Obama administration, that number was at 60 percent in the same poll, according to the poll.
Along those lines, the survey showed that 49 percent "now say they think he will be able to spearhead significant improvements in the system, down nearly 20 percentage points from before he took office."
Obama's right-track-wrong-track numbers are also going the same way even as the president has visibly gone on offense to try to sell his healthcare policy by doing more town halls.
People are starting to find out that there's no substance to the hype. As Bush is fading from memory, they are finding out that Obama is just another arrogant politician. The hope is fading. The change is either nonexistent or for the worse. More big government. Now I could have told you that a long time ago, but people all learn at different times. Buyer's remorse.
The dems have left a big opening. The GOP needs to capitalize, and it can start by running on a balanced budget (repudiate Bush's spending as well), less government, and more freedom.