In an interview with Fusion's Jordan Fabian, a political consultant to the White House compared the rollout of Obamacare to last weekend’s memorable NFL playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Kansas City Chiefs. The Colts, of course, pulled off one of the great, improbable comebacks of history … football division, inspiring Phil Schiliro to say:
“... it’s like a football game. You can have a bad first half and a good second half and that’s what matters. It’s how you end the game … Nobody’s going to remember them behind. In years to come, they won’t remember the bad website in the beginning.”
Which is fine, as sports metaphors go. But the season did not end last weekend and the Colts travel to Boston this weekend where Bill Belichick is waiting. Like economic reality waits for Obamacare.
Still, the Colts do have Andrew Luck, so anything is possible.
The Obamacare quarterback, on the other hand, is Kathleen Sebelius who might well be compared by the football cognoscenti to Andy Dalton.