The 2012 Republican playbook
As far as I can tell, the Republican Party seems to be counting on the following when it comes to the 2012 election:
2. Americans really, really want troops to remain in Iraq for several more years.
4. When given the choice between a jobs package that creates jobs and one that doesn’t, Americans will prefer the latter.
5. Americans will be far more concerned with the needs of the top 1% than the bottom 99%.