Carville: Let GOP kill reform, then run against them

Democrats should let the GOP kill healthcare reform, then use the issue to bludgeon Republicans in the 2010 midterms, says James Carville.

Here's Carville on CNN's State of the Union today:
Put a bill out there, make them filibuster it. Make them be what they are -- the party of no. Look, we spend -- the truth of the matter is, we spend about $8,000 per person in the United States on health care. The second -- the country that seconds the second most is Switzerland, they spend $4,000. That means you have got $4,000 per person more that we spend on health care, that is $1.2 trillion, 4,000 times 300 million. And you know what? Run on it. A lot of people -- and we're not producing any kind of results that double that money provides. Let them kill it. Let them kill it with the interest group money, then run against them. That's what we ought to do.

Is there really an electoral upside to what most Democrats consider a worst-case scenario (i.e. nothing gets passed)?

Then again, running on failed healthcare reform during the midterms didn't work so well for Carville's old boss...