David Broder thinks the GOP was shrewd in passing a Medicaid prescription drug benefit and taking a major issue away from the Democrats. Indeed, because the major Democrat candidates for president actually opposed this bill from the left, it will appear to most voters that the Republicans are the party responsible.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.