Ya know â¦ Don’t believe the hype. The more people I talk to people in the Senate the less convinced I am that the Bush tax plan is such a slam dunk. That’s the conventional wisdom, of course: the Bush plan has the Big Mo. It’s only a question of Bush or Bush-plus, yada, yada, yada.
This isn’t to say that the Dems don’t have a helluva struggle ahead of them. Or that that struggle might not end badly. But I’m increasingly getting the impression that the DC press corps has gotten way out ahead of the facts on the ground on this one. And particularly they aren’t talking to a whole slew of moderate Senate Republicans who aren’t at all on-board with the Bush plan.