Mounting evidence that independent voters have soured on the Democrats is prompting a debate among party officials about what rhetorical and substantive changes are needed to halt the damage.
Following serious setbacks with independents in off-year elections earlier this month, White House officials attributed the defeats to local factors and said President Barack Obama sees no need to reposition his own image or the Democratic message.
Since then, however, a flurry of new polls makes clear that Democrats are facing deeper problems with independents—the swing voters who swung dramatically toward the party in 2006 and 2008 but who now are registering deep unease with the amount of spending and debt called for under Obama's agenda in an era of one-party rule in Washington.
With the mounting debt, now at $12 trillion and expected to rise to $24.5 trillion by the end of the decade and Democrats continuing to spend, spend, spend and now trying to push Obamacare through adding yet another trillion...as well as proposing another stimulus bill which would raise our projected debt even more..... Independents are having a serious case of buyers remorse.
Good thing the 2010 elections are just a year away.