Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington:
Happy Monday. Proof positive in our friends' bullet points here the tax cut debate will drive our politics for the next week or so, now that Congress is back. Though the real resolution of this fight might not come until the post-election "lame duck" session of Congress. Mario fires an interesting warning to Dems re not taking Latinos for granted, and Erick's lament about the money going into Delaware will be worth remembering if a conservative elsewhere comes up just short in November. – John King
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– Did John Boehner actually back away from support for all the Bush tax cuts? It seems he was too nuanced and Republicans intend to make Blue Dogs take a position on keeping them or supporting what would amount to an Obama tax increase.
– O'Donnell v. Castle: I hope O'Donnell wins and realize it will make winning Delaware harder. But it is a good fight to have. The problem? Conservatives are spending resources in Delaware better used elsewhere.
– At the 9/12 rallies there was a lot of criticism of Democrats, but there was a good bit of criticism of Republicans. The GOP has its work cut out for it should it take back Congress.
Talk Show Host and Online Editor of MyLatinoNews.com Mario Solis-Marich:
– New Deck: Democratic Party operatives are taken by surprise as the GOP spends real money in a serious attempt to grab Latino voters in key swing States.
– Bluffer: Newt Gingrich‚Äôs hunger for the Presidency supersedes his facade of intellectualism as he grabs for the birther vote.
– Empty Hand: Boehner was against middle class tax cuts before he was for them and in an a media instant has lost half the GOP economic plan to Obama.