(POLITICO) — CHARLOTTE, N.C. – From the podium at the national convention, Democrats keep doing what would have been unthinkable three months ago: they’re taking credit for “Obamacare.”
Bill Clinton devoted a chunk of his nominating speech Wednesday night making the case for the law. Michelle Obama mentioned it Tuesday to paint her husband as a man of resolve. Rising star Julian Castro said Obama pulled off what seven of his predecessors could not in getting the law enacted.
The unexpected convention theme is no accident. The same law that rallied the tea party in 2010 and sent Democrats running for cover, has become a better issue for them, top Democrats told Politico this week. The campaign believes there’s been a shift in momentum since the Supreme Court upheld the law in June, Obama campaign officials said.
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