Some Republicans have been talking about how the Democrats are doomed in the 2010 midterm elections. I am aware of polls that show congress' approval ratings as a whole being terrible. I'm also aware of polls that show incumbent approval ratings being abismal regardless of party. I'm curious about what strategy the Republicans will use in 2010. Repeal the bill? That seems like a difficult political position to take. If you are for repealing the bill, you are for allowing pre-existing conditions to stop coverage and the other arguably "good" aspects of health care reform. You are also against saving 1.3 trillion dollars. Not to mention, repeal is not going to be easy. Taxes? I think Obama is going to let the Bush tax cuts lapse. Will the GOP will run on cutting taxes in this economic climate? Jobs? It would be a good topic to run on, but what will be their platform? If they continue to vote against Obama's job bills, and if the economy continues to heal, where does that leave them. Abortion? Always a stand by, just like gay rights and flag burning. Always gets the base out. Immigration? If Obama begins immigration reform, I see this as a likely focus. If the GOP came up with a good immigration platform, and tamed some of their more radical policies, I could see them gaining a lot of support. Terrorism? I'm sure the miranda warnings, criminal trials, torture, underwear bomber stuff will come up. (I posted a poll some time ago about whether the right would stand behind the president if there was a terrorist attack. I hope they would, but the cynic in me says the politics would get ugly.) War? Iraq - Afganistan. Maybe. (edit) Anti-Regulations? If the Dems push forward on banking regulations that are opposed by the GOP, they could somehow tie in the publics general fear of regulations, and somehow tie in the whole banking collapse. Maybe. I don't want to bash the GOP or the Dems, I'm really curious about what the right is going to run on come November. It can't just be opposition to Obama and his policies. I know what they are against, but I'm not sure what they are going to be for.