CBS's political director compared Obamacare to "a jalopy they are trying to roll out of the driveway here at barely operational" this morning on national television:
"As a political matter, this is not good," said CBS's John Dickerson. "It sort of contributes to the feeling that the Affordable Care Act is a jalopy they're trying to roll out of the driveway at barely operational for the president. So that's not good. The White House made the decision, though, take the pain now before the July 4th weekend rather than have all of these stories over the next year of companies that were laying off workers or having such a hard time implementing this."
Dickerson added, "The problem for Democrats running is that they're already weighed down by the feelings people have about this bill and about the opposition from small business and from businesses of all kinds, and though this delay, again, takes this story from being a chronic ailment as it gets implemented, it doesn't really reduce the fact that in a lot of these states where Democrats are running, red states, this law is unpopular."