The Obama campaign is betting that yesterday’s decision by the Supreme Court upholding ObamaCare will help the President win re-election in November. The campaign is selling a t-shirt in the online campaign store that makes reference to Vice President Joe Biden’s f-bomb when he introduced the President at the signing of the Affordable Care Act.
The shirt is available for “only” $30, and if supporters would prefer something a little more subtle they can buy a bumpersticker or button that proclaims, “I Like Obamacare.” That is interesting given the fact that the President has shied away from that label in the past, but is openly embracing it now that it was upheld by the Supreme Court.
But this rush to take advantage of Thursday’s victory still has a potential downside, as polls continue to show that the law is unpopular with voters. The court’s decision has seemingly galvanized the conservatives to make sure Obama loses in November.
To be sure, one beneficiary of the court’s ruling is Mitt Romney, who raised $300,000 online in the first hour after the decision was announced and $4.6 million in the first 24 hours from 47,000 donors. Contrast that to the approximately 28,000 donors who gave to Romney in the entire month of May and that is a BFD.
The Democrats saw what happened two years ago after Obamacare was passed into law. Now, with the added impact of high unemployment and a sluggish economy that Biden said was a “depression,” they could be in for another rough election season, which could determine the fate of Obamacare once and for all.