The Washington Post (5/13/12) ran a piece by Ed O’Keefe under this headline:
Ryan Budget Still an Issue in Congressional Races
Still? You mean candidates keep talking about Rep. Paul Ryan’s proposal to replace Medicare with an entirely inadequate privatized health insurance program–even though the upcoming elections are the first chance voters will have to say what they think of the idea?
Yep: “More than a year after the proposal’s initial release, Republican candidates continue to find themselves on the defensive about what the plan will actually do, and Democrats continue to make claims about the dire consequences if it were to become law.” Surely in a just world, politicians would have lost interest in the topic long before the public had a chance to weigh in on it. You know, the way journalists have.