Republican Priority In 2012 Election: Dump Obama
In an address to the conservative Heritage Foundation set to be delivered Thursday at 11:00 a.m., Sen. Mitch McConnell is set to address the Republican's goal of of repealing the the health care reform bill. In order to accomplish that goal, McConnell is expected to argue, based on prepared remarks, that the only way Republicans can do this is if voters get rid of President Obama in the 2012 election.
McConnell is also expected to warn Republicans against repeating mistakes in 1994 that helped lead to the 1996 re-election of President Bill Clinton.
"'Over the past week, some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office,' McConnell will say at a speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation on Thursday at 11:00 a.m, according to his prepared remarks."
"The key part of Mitch McConnell's address to the Heritage Foundation may have been his warning of how Republicans, given congressional control in 1994, screwed up their chances at taking back the White House and strengthened the hand of Bill Clinton.
'They gave the impression they were somehow in charge when they weren't,' said McConnell, who was serving his second term in the Senate when the GOP took it over that year."
Read more highlights of Sen. McConnell's remarks here.