This morning NPR reported Obama is still working on tonight’s big speech to reframe the health care debate. Others report that the president will offer a stark choice between true reform and the status quo. Could be a pivotal moment in this debate.
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Joel Hain says
Well, this site looks way more professional than my aol blog. I think I might use WordPress aswell.Your thoughts on this Regards.
Fired up! Ready to go!
I think this speech is what the then politically crippled President George W. Bush tried to do in May of 2006 with immigration reform, only Obama still has the political capital to cash in on this initiative. Whether he likes it or not, the success or failure of health care reform will be a major element of his legacy. What hasn’t been decided yet, and I maintain could still be the true genius of his strategy on this issue thus far, is what “health care reform” is.
I think that’s what the President will do tonight – define the essential elements of reform, why we need to do so, how we’re going to do it. Perhaps more importantly, he will paint the angry GOPosaurs as defenders of a status quo that, contrary to what they think, is actually too expensive, exclusive, and immoral for Americans to tolerate.
Clearly I am fired up and ready to go!
He COULD keep it simple and bold and give the speech written by great speech writer and health care advisor Bill Thomas.