House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pivot from healthcare to jobs was not quite as smooth as she had hoped.
Buffeted by increases in the unemployment figures in the weeks and months since the stimulus bill passed and was signed into law, the Democrats had hoped to have a healthcare bill to talk about at the next election in order to blunt criticism that they have mismanaged the economy.
Now it’s beginning to look like it won’t do much good. Most all of the national surveys cite jobs or “jobs and the economy” as the No. 1 issue among likely voters in the next election.