According to the Democratic National Committee, a visit by Republican Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and John McCain to the Granite State of New Hampshire today underscored the fact that the American public is generally fed up with Republican leadership in the federal government. The two Presidential hopefuls apparently were not received with much good will in New Hampshire.
The DNC commented that a recent Rassmussin Reports analysis shows the American public maintains a greater trust in Democrats than Republicans to lead the nation in all of the top ten issues facing the nation today, which are declared to be national security, the war in Iraq, immigration, government ethics and corruption, the economy, taxes, health care, social security, education, and abortion.
“Mitt Romney, John McCain, and the rest of the Republican field shouldn’t be surprised that the American people trust Democrats over Republicans to lead on the top 10 issues including national security. McCain may be the most vocal, but all the Republican presidential candidates are behind the President’s failed strategy in Iraq, and none have offered any real vision for the future of our country,” said DNC spokesperson Luis Miranda.
Critics of the Democrats say that their campaign is so shrill-voiced because it is being used to mask the very same lack of vision that they accuse the Republicans of being prey to. They argue that the Democrats have used tremendous media spin-doctoring to use the prolonged war in Iraq as a staging ground for discrediting the Republican party on every issue of importance.
The Democrats are notoriously believed by the American public in general to be less competent in matters of national security, tax cuts, job creation, and foreign policy than the Republicans. Critics argue that for the Democrats to now be directly or by implication more trusted than the Republicans on these issues shows that their harsh smear campaign against the Republicans is working for them.
The DNC statement comes as the Democrats in the Senate are proposing the biggest single tax increase in United States history.
Political commentators have pointed out of late that if the war in Iraq continues to show signs of turning the Coalition’s way and potential for a decisive Western victory, the Democrats might face tremendous embarrassment for having been hard-line in their demand for a U.S. troop withdrawal.
Commentators also say that the Republicans have harmed their own image by appearing to remain out of touch with the public on domestic issues such as abortion rights, health care, and education.
Democratic National Committe, “In Granite State, Romney and McCain Between a Rock and a Hard Place”