Fast Fix: Beware incumbents! (VIDEO)

The ongoing fight between President Obama and congressional Republicans over the onrushing deadline to raise the debt ceiling has the very real potential to hurt both parties in the eyes of voters.

For Obama, the lack of a “grand bargain” erodes his political brand, which has been built on his ability to do big things. For Republicans, the inability find a way to a deal is likely to bolster worries among the public that the party is not ready to responsibly lead

We break down the “lose-lose” political proposition in today’s episode of the “Fast Fix”. Don’t forget to check out all of our “Fast Fix” videos here. If you have a topic you want to see us break down in “Fast Fix” just email chris.cillizza@wpost.com with it.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.

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