While some Republicans are already preparing eBay auctions for all of Nancy Pelosi’s Prada handbags, anticipating a GOP takeover of at least the House of Representatives this fall, Paul Ryan, once of the GOP’s rising stars, is going against conventional wisdom and warning Republicans that they can blow it.
Unveiling his pragmatic side, when Ryan was asked on CNBC on Monday if the Dems could retain the House, he replied, “Sure. They’ve got a lot of money and muscle, and they haven’t deployed it yet.”
This is why it’s important that the GOP pay attention to the Tea Party movement and offer an issues-based agenda as an alternative to Obamaism. If they rely purely on “we don’t like the party currently in power,” it wouldn’t take much to swing just enough sentiment around again to undo the potential upset.