(PolicyMic) -- We've all heard the narrative by now: the GOP missed out on a huge messaging opportunity over Healthcare.gov's disastrous roll out due to the debacle over the government shutdown. There's certainly some merit to that point. But lucky for Republicans, they got a second chance.
It wasn't just the initial roll out that proved to be a mess; the Obama administration has so far proved utterly inept at attempting to fix the tech disaster that is Healthcare.gov. We're going on nearly a month of the site being live and it, for all intents and purposes, does not function. Estimations from the White House now suggest problems will persist for at least a month to come — but likely longer, suggesting it's time to delay the individual mandate.