Wednesday, August 03, 2005
"It's a whole new ballgame"
"No district is safe"
by Joe in DC - 8/03/2005 10:48:00 AM
That's the message to the Republicans after Paul Hackett's surprisingly strong finish in Ohio last night. The messenger is DCCC Chair Rahm Emanuel according to NBC's First Read:
Democratic House campaign committee chair Rahm Emanuel tells First Read that although the Iraq combat veteran was uniquely qualified to talk about the war, his message was primarily about the economy and education. Clearly, though, "the war is not what it was six months ago, or 12 months ago" in terms of being an automatic advantage for Republicans, Emanuel says. Based on Hackett's tally in a district that gave Bush 64% in 2004, he declares, "no district is safe."That's what we want to hear. It's a whole new ballgame.