Krauthammer: Obamacare Turned A Landslide In Virginia Into A "Cliffhanger"


BRET BAIER: Ed Henry is reporting today that they're definitely floating a one-year delay -- which the president apparently didn't agree to. A six-month delay, three months. Could this be the next shoe that Democrats and even this White House say we should delay it?

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think it's going to have to happen, unless there's a miraculous recovery and unless it's working like the Apple website by the first of December, which is highly unlikely. Unless there is a way to get around the cancellation issue, which I can't see at all. There’s going to have to be a delay. And the impetus will come from the Democrats in the Senate, who are going to get slaughtered. 

Look what happened last night in Virginia. Obamacare single handedly -- only a slight exaggeration, turned what should have been a landslide into a cliffhanger. Cuccinelli was behind by double digits after the shutdown really hurt him in northern Virginia, where there are a lot of government workers. He was way behind. He decided to gamble it all in the last week attacking Obamacare. He came to the point where by 10:00 last night, he was actually ahead in the count, and then he lost narrowly. 

That’s all due to Obamacare. And this is not new. Four years ago in Virginia and New Jersey, Obama campaigned for the Democratic candidates for governor and they both lost. And the issue was the beginning of the Tea Party revolt, the issues were the stimulus, high taxation, high spending and it was Obamacare. So this is now the second time Obamacare is striking and it's going to continue to strike. It petered away after the last time because it was all in theory, it wasn't happening, it was suspended. But it's happening now. And unless they stop the avalanche here, the Democrats are going to get buried in this.

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