By now, we know that Republicans in the Senate are having a tough time coming to agreement on a health care bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took the drastic step this week of cancelling at least the first two weeks of the August recess in order to give them more time to round up 50 votes.
But, McConnell has more than just vote counting problems. He’s got a messaging problem. The story about health care reform today is all about process (whip counts, what’s in and what’s out of the bill, and what rifts are still too large to bridge) and very little about substance. Voters looking for a reason to support the GOP effort aren’t being given much. CONT.
Amy Walter, Cook Political Report