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(Blog) McConnell "masterful" at rallying GOP vs. health care overhaul

by Joe Arnold

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 19, 2009 at 12:13 AM

Here's an excerpt from Roll Call:

“He’s got a great sort of a way of looking into the crystal ball and trying to figure out what the picture of victory is at the end. Sometimes around here you get caught up in the tyranny of the urgent, that it’s more crisis management from day to day. But I think he’s very strategic in the way that he thinks,” Republican Policy Committee Chairman John Thune (S.D.) said Tuesday.
McConnell is in his second term as Minority Leader, and he is certainly not without his critics. He’s reserved and soft-spoken, enters the spotlight reluctantly and likes to avoid controversy. But his colleagues say the health care debate has given him the opportunity to do what he does best: convince Members that sticking together is the only way to serve as an effective minority.
“I think it’s been masterful,” National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) said.

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