Not dead yet! by a long shot…And Obama’s speech proves it!
Johnathan Cohn, the exceedingly well-informed health care analyst at the New Republic:
“Somehow, though, health reform is not dead. Despite all of the setbacks and all of the missed opportunities–despite this train wreck of a month–the situation remains remarkably similar to what it was before the recess. Significant health care legislation is likely to pass, particularly if Obama manages to give a good speech on Wednesday night. And while the possibilities for what that legislation might accomplish have certainly diminished, mostly for worse, it’s not clear how much they have diminished–and to what extent progressives may yet have the power to change that fact.”
Read the whole thing: http://www.tnr.com/blog/the-treatment/why-reform-survived-august