"It is both silly and unrealistic to propose, as some health care supporters have, that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ask her House colleagues to pass the Senate bill. For House Democrats, to vote for the Senate bill with its widely publicized special deals, including the Louisiana Purchase to secure the vote of Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu and the Nebraska Auction to win the backing of Democratic Sen. Ben Nelson, would be political suicide."
David Plouffe, Obama's campaign manager who's been summoned to Washington, does not. Number one on his list of things Democrats can do to turn things around? "Pass a meaningful health insurance reform package without delay."
Sure, David. Whatever you say.