Monday, August 17, 2009
Being President Barack Obama X
There has been a lot of talk over the weekend about there not being a public option in the health care reform bill. If President Obama does not deliver on a public option for We the People when it is clear that most Americans want an option with the majority of Democrats in the House and Senate, will he not render himself ineffectual, incapable of leading effectively thereafter? After all, President Obama promised that he would not sign a bill that did not include a public option. According to Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services Secretary, a public option is "not the essential element." If this is President Obama's new position, I'm not feeling terribly good about his leadership today.