Tuesday 12 December 2017

Ruth Dudley Edwards: Incredible Hunk leaves Obama healthcare plans floundering

The new Republican pin-up has proved he is in tune with the public mood, writes Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ruth Dudley Edwards

Ruth Dudley Edwards

'OBAMA SUNK BY HUNK' was The Sun's excited take on the Republican capture of Ted Kennedy's Massachusetts senate seat by 52 per cent to 47 per cent. And one has to agree from the photographic evidence that Scott Brown, Cosmo's 1982 'America's Sexiest Man', is indeed a hunk.

But it's going a little far to say that President Obama is actually sunk. He is, however, floundering. Republicans now have the 41 Senate seats that can block the healthcare bill.

What went wrong for the Democrats and what are its implications? Well, for a start, there was the party, which appeared to believe that since Kennedy had been in the seat from 1962, it was theirs by divine right.

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