‘Top Line’ — Can Dems Sell Results?

Apr 28, 2010 5:04pm

ABC News’ Rick Klein reports: The new ABC News/Washington Post poll has a stark message for all incumbents — and, of course, there are more Democratic incumbents than Republicans who need to be worried.  Enter the DNC, with a new push to define the Democratic Party as the “Results Party” — lined up against the “Party of No,” in the Democrats’ frame for 2010. Can it work? Can Democrats turn around perceptions that they’ve become part of the problem in Washington?  That was our “Top Line” question of the day today.  Responded @StarChamberMaid: “Not if people don't like the results. Voters want results on #1 issue: jobs & econ. Other "results" dont do anything for them.”  We chatted about it with Ana Marie Cox of GQ Magazine, who pointed out that Democrats’ progress on health care and Wall Street reform have little connection to the overriding issue of the economy: “Neither of those things, you know, put people to work.”  We also previewed the famous “nerd prom,” the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner (where she and I will be working the red carpet for ABC, asking the tough questions — or the not-so-tough ones) of Washington and Hollywood types alike):  “I’m a little concerned that the weirdness level will be low, but the star power will be high,” she said. Watch the segment with Ana Marie Cox HERE.

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