Chris Matthews made a very relevant comment on “Hardball” last night. He said the Democrats were not very good at spiking the ball. He was referring to the inability of the Democratic Party to celebrate its accomplishments and to make sure everyone knew about them.
As an example, he cited the drop of the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent and the creation of millions of jobs since President Obama assumed office. He rightly noted, the Republicans would be holding a party, similar to when they hoisted the banner of “Mission Accomplished” to mark what President Bush thought represented the end of the Iraq campaign. Moreover, after a rocky start, Obamacare has become widely accepted in American society, and the Republican plan to campaign solely on that issue has fallen flat.