NATIONAL SECURITY….David Weigel asks a GOP consultant if terrorist attacks are good for his clients:

“Would it be good for Republicans if terrorists kept trying to attack us?” ponders Republican consultant John McLaughlin….”You don’t want to answer that question. You don’t want to see Americans attacked, but this is an issue where Republicans have a decisive lead. It’s the one issue where the President has a net approval rating. It’s got to help the Republicans when something like this happens.”

….In fact, what Republicans really worry about is that one day the Democrats will actually offer their own convincing vision for national security. “I’m kind of surprised a lot more of the Democrats haven’t stepped up to run strong on defense, strong on security messages,” McLaughlin says. “This could be their strongest issue.”

Why yes, it could be! Anyone listening?

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