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Joe Sudbay:

I just don’t think these folks get how, hmmm, how can I put this, how nonsensical it sounds to say, Obama really thinks the public option is “the best possible choice,” but he won’t fight for it. Maybe they think that messaging works. It doesn’t. Sounds weak. If he’s not going to fight for the “best possible choice,” what will he fight for? That’s the question I have.

Dan Riehl:

So, what will Obama fight for? Anything he knows he can win ahead of time, or something that won’t damage his image if he loses. That’s my take, any way. I’m not sure it says good things about his so-called leadership if he’s always going to put his own ambitions and image before anything else. But I do think that’s precisely what the left got with Obama.

Audacious? Well, in the mirror, perhaps. But when it comes to his leadership, not so much. And I think we can write bold and new off, as well.

Riehl is a wingnut but even a stopped clock finds an acorn once in a while.

We tried to tell people that Obama’s habit of voting “present” on anything remotely controversial was a warning sign, but did they listen?

No they did not.

So where does Obama stand on the public option?

“Definite maybe”


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