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Baron Hill vs. the ‘Tired Old People,’ a.k.a. ‘Most of Indiana’



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The latest from Baron Hill, an endangered Indiana Democrat who is growing more endangered:

If the Republicans win big in Congress, Hill said, gains like the health care bill could be lost.

“They say they want to repeal this bill,” he said. “If you feel threatened by that, it’s time for us to roll up our sleeves and get to work.”

Whenever there is change, he said, opposition rises from “tired old people that never want to do anything to make the country better.”

According to late-March polling, many Hoosiers qualify as “tired old people that never want to do anything to make the country better” under Hill’s definition:

Just 35 percent of Indiana voters favor the plan proposed by the president and congressional Democrats, while 63 percent oppose it. This is well above the level of opposition found nationally. These findings include 21 percent who Strongly Favor the plan and 54 percent who Strongly Oppose it.


Tags: Barack Obama , Horserace , Joe Biden , Mitt Romney , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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