Mitch McConnell plans first vote as Senate Majority Leader
- yeah… Mitch McConnell says that, should the GOP win back the Senate majority in 2012, his first order of business as Majority Leader will be to pass a bill repealing health care reform.
- but… This idea only works if Republicans capture not only the Senate, but the White House, too. Oh, and they’d have to retain the House. This is all possible, but it’s far from a sure bet. source
» Jumping the gun? Harry Reid’s spokesman says that it “sounds like Sen. McConnell is getting a little ahead of himself.” Republicans’ chances of retaking the Senate got worse last month when Olympia Snowe unexpectedly announced her retirement, and worse still when Bob Kerrey decided to run for his old seat in Nebraska several weeks ago. Oh, and Elizabeth Warren is now polling ahead of Scott Brown in Massachusetts. Obviously, a lot can—and will—change between now and November, but McConnell’s comments should be probably be seen more as a PR move to invigorate the Republican base than anything else.