Obama quietly tries to shore up Senate support for public option
Reporting from Washington - Despite months of outward ambivalence about creating a government health insurance plan, the Obama White House has launched a behind-the-scenes campaign to get divided Senate Democrats to take up some version of the idea for a final vote in the coming weeks.
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#1 Oct 7, 2009
He knows these blue dogs see the writing on the wall. Public opinion for the "gov't option" is in the toilet. He's trying to get them to vote for something that will probably wind up costing them their seats next November. They will have to come up with something or nobama will come out of this not only with egg on his face, but and even bigger credibility problem than he has now, and that's pretty big.
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