As talking heads banter incessantly about whether Ebola should be a politicized issue, one thing is certain, according to New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin: this is a winning issue for the GOP with the midterms lurking just 16 days away.
‘This is a gift-wrapped issue for the GOP,” Martin told CNN’s John King Sunday morning.
“The fact is this is one more example they can cite to point out that President Obama has not run a competent federal government,” he said. “It’s a pretty visceral issue.”
“The second issue is this larger question of a world coming undone. And the backdrop of events to which this election is playing out, whether it’s beheadings. Whether it’s Ebola. The events taking place with Vladimir Putin,” said the NYT reporter. “For Republicans, they simply have the point in saying “Competence and Chaos?” and that’s a pretty compelling message in a year that’s structurally good for them anyways.”