From TPM's Election Central:
The House just voted on the SCHIP bill moments ago, and failed to override President Bush's veto.
The vote was 273-156, falling short of the two-thirds vote needed to overturn Bush's veto.
Incredibly, despite polls showing strong majority support for a veto override, and an aggressive ad campaign targeting Republicans on SCHIP, the GOP was remarkably successful in holding the line and sustaining Bush's veto. Only forty-four Republicans voted for the bill -- almost exactly the same as last time, save for GOP Rep. Pete King, a bill supporter who was absent this time. One-hundred and fifty-four GOPers voted against it.
Every 2008 Democratic candidate in the country is licking his or her lips at the prospect of running advertisements against the opponent touting the Republican party's abandonment of poor children. The smarter ads might even tie the war in; after all, there are poor kids in Iraq as well.Posted by Linkmeister at October 18, 2007 08:04 AM | TrackBack