A former tech worker looks at the obvious problems with Obamacare website.
The idea that “failure is not an option” is a fantasy version of how non-engineers should motivate engineers. That sentiment was invented by a screenwriter, riffing on an after-the-fact observation about Apollo 13; no one said it at the time. (If you ever say it, wash your mouth out with soap. If anyone ever says it to you, run.)
The administration didn't want to give Republicans fuel to battle Obamacare.
Instead, they built up the fuel until the October explosion.