Tuesday, August 08, 2006
GOP talking points
From The Morning Grind

Even though President Bush's approval rating remains well below 50 percent, he still enjoys strong support from the GOP base, a new Republican memo obtained by the Grind claims.

The briefing paper from GOP strategist Fred Steeper to Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman predicts that turnout by the GOP base will be "extremely high" in November, which analysts suggest will be needed if Republicans hope to keep control of Congress.

Expect to hear Republican candidates in the closing months to continue talking about their commitment to national security/war on terror, need to keep Bush's tax cuts permanent, social conservative issues and health care reform, which Steeper identifies, along with a handful of other topics, as important to the Republican base.

Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 8/08/2006 12:04:00 PM ET | Permalink
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