AMARILLO - The Supreme Court ruling on health care reform caused a national stir Thursday, but looking five months ahead, what does it mean for the election?
"I think it gives that sort of mobilizing, and it's right at the right time too. It's not too close to the election, so it could not be fully developed, and it's early enough both parties can develop it into something useful," Dr. David Rausch, Teel Bivins Professor of Political Science, said.
According to Rausch, this ruling could be a turning point for both parties, who can spin the ruling in different ways.
"Put him in office and he'll do more things for you, whereas the Republicans will say he'll do more things to you," Rausch said.
"It's forced Obamacare to be dealt with as a political issue," Tom Roller, Potter County Republican Chairman said.
Roller says not long after the ruling was announced, his phone started to ring.
"For signs and bumper stickers, I've had three today, which has never happened and I've been County Chair 12 years," Roller said.
According to Roller, people don't typically get engaged till a Vice President candidate is chosen.
But everyone seems to agree, it will all come down to what voters say in November.
"It's not going to be the Supreme Court who votes, it's going to be the people," Roller said.