Top Republican political strategist Mary Matalin, who served under President Ronald Reagan, was campaign director for George H.W. Bush, and was an assistant to President George W. Bush says House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is doing a "Kabuki dance."
Pelosi has been quoted as saying the Republicans are "wasting their time" using the Affordable Care Act as a campaign issue, while speaking Friday on "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV.
Matalin said, "It's all a Kabuki dance. Obviously, they are scared and they're trying to scrounge off a strategy and they've come up with, let's see Obamacare on the offense and attack Republicans. Do you think anyone is listening to Nancy Pelosi?"
The House Minority Speaker dismissed Republican newcomer David Jolly surprising victory against better known Democrat Alex Sink in a special election for Florida’s 13th Congressional District last Tuesday.
Jolly’s driving theme in the race was the utter failure of Obamacare.
Matalin was impressed by this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference held outside Washington, DC. "I don’t see anything in the midterm elections that would portend anything but a positive outcome for Republicans," she told Maltzberg.
Alluding to the CPAC Conference she said, "You saw a very deep back-bench of intelligent, articulate candidates, would-be candidates or incumbents who can carry that message. I was in heaven. My personal opinion, the guy who's going to end up in the top tier wasn't there, which is Scott Walker (the conservative governor of Wisconsin)."
Matalin believes former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will eventually lose the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.
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