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Colorado Democrat: The Health-Care Issue Could Fade by November


A jaw-dropping statement from one of the members of Pelosi’s Suicide Squad, Betsy Markey of Colorado:

Markey, 53, said she does not think the vote [for health care] puts her in any greater jeopardy and said the issue could fade by November.

I’m tempted to unleash a John McEnroe-esque “You can not be serious!” tantrum.

Here’s what a survey of 400 likely voters conducted March 16 by Pulse Opinion Research found:

1) Generally speaking, do you strongly favor, somewhat favor, somewhat oppose or strongly
oppose the health care reform plan proposed by President Obama and the congressional
23% Strongly favor
13% Somewhat favor
11% Somewhat oppose
52% Strongly oppose
2% Not sure

Markey is likely to face one of two excellent Republicans: state representative Cory Gardner or state Board of Regents chair Tom Lucero.

Tags: Barack Obama , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mitt Romney , Rudy Giuliani , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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