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Jim Miller has good news — if you’re an obstructionist:
An average of 59% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have said they are more enthusiastic than usual about voting this year…
They’re also 97% more pushy about demanding to see President Obama’s long-form birth certificate.
Most, more because they are appalled by what the Democrats are doing, than because they are enthusiastic about their own party.
When your own base, and likely supporters too, are not enthusiastic about your own party, that’s a sure path to political win.
But any political consultant will tell you that the most determined voters are usually those who are voting against, rather than those who are voting for.
“Most determined,” not “most votes,” now wins any election Jim Miller officiates.
And I think, though I haven’t done a formal survey, that the Republican candidates for Congress are stronger — on the whole — this year than they were in 2006 and 2008.
Dave Reichert is so much more totally awesome now.