Sunday, February 14, 2010

Horribly inept

Kausfiles looks at the health care troubles, looking for why it happened.
Lots of intellectual effort now seems to be going into explaining Obama's (possible/likely/impending) health care failure as the inevitable product of larger historic and constitutional forces. There's something to this of course--the Framers went overboard in making it hard for the government to act, for example. But in this case there's a simpler explanation: Barack Obama's job was to sell a health care reform plan to American voters. He failed.
Commentary expands on that.
Kaus, unlike those still snared in the Obama thrall, isn’t afraid to come out and say just how horribly inept Obama has been in persuading Americans of the merits of the bill.
If you can't sell a plan in the afterglow of a historic presidential win, how do you sell it with Louisiana Purchase and Cornhusker Hustle baggage?

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