Obama is running around the country pretending he does not care how health care reform affects his political chances.
I don’t know how this plays politically, but I know it’s right.”
So, to the public, he is the brave President, not caring at all about politics. Brave Sir Robin!
One caucus member told POLITICO that Obama won him over by “essentially [saying] that the fate of his presidency” hinged on this week’s health reform vote in the House. The member, who requested anonymity, likened Obama’s remarks to an earlier meeting with progressives when the president said a victory was necessary to keep him “strong” for the next three years of his term.Another caucus member, Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.), said, “We went in there already knowing his presidency would be weakened if this thing went down, but the president clearly reinforced the impression the presidency would be damaged by a loss.”Added Serrano: “He was subtle, but that was the underlying theme of the meeting — the importance of passing this for the health of the presidency.”
So, it’s a health care bill, but it’s more a health-of-the-Presidency care bill, rather than YOUR health care.