Third Rail Politics

And just for a moment, the national Democrats attempt to focus on an exciting Senate race in the Northeast that has nothing to do with Joe Lieberman…

Senator Robert Menendez just talked with reporters on a conference call about the not-so-secret strategy of making social security a national issue, contrasting his position on the president’s proposed changes his challenger’s and predicting that voters are “going to be riveted to this as they begin to get the wake-up call.”

A spokesman for the Campaign for America’s Future, which organized the call, stated the premise this way in an email: “We’re putting the power back into the third rail.”

– Jason Horowitz