Who would have thought that in the year 2010, a member of Congress would be running for re-election on the basis of how well he worked with George W. Bush — and who would have imagined that the Congressman in question would be a Democrat?
“When George Bush proposed a Medicare prescription drug plan, Earl Pomeroy voted yes, putting seniors before party,” the announcer says, then turning the tables on Pomeroy’s Republican opponent: “Rick Berg would roll back prescription drug coverage.”It should be noted that Pomeroy did in fact vote for the recent health care reform law. But that’s not the major health care initiative he’s touting here.
Pomeroy’s home state of North Dakota voted for John McCain by 53%-45% in 2008, and before that it voted for George W. Bush by 63%-36% in 2004. The TPM Poll Average gives Berg a narrow lead over Pomeroy of 47.1%-45.5%.
(Via Ben Smith.)