Obama’s healthcare troubles
I think this bit from First Read echoes what I have been saying:
So let’s get this straight: Barack Obama won last year’s presidential election by seven percentage points (53%-46%) campaigning, in part, for some form of universal health care; his party is about to have 60 votes in the Senate; polls show the country is receptive to overhauling health care; and the president’s approval rating is between 56-60%. But Senate Democrats, like Dianne Feinstein, now say that Obama might not have the votes to pass health care? “I think there’s a lot of concern in the Democratic caucus,” she said on Sunday, per the AP.
My spin: What is going wrong: big deficits, too much all at once, voters who don’t see how reform wil benefit them but understand how higher taxes will hurt them.