Anne here. I just read Roger Simon’s Politico column after writing the next post on health care. I was thinking out loud then, but this political column on POTUS, quoting Hillary Clinton’s (and my original) concerns about President Obama are exactly what many people are wondering.
Could she have been right when she said that he was the candidate of lofty promises—“the skies will open, the light will come down, celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect”— and not the candidate of real leadership?
POTUS has had me in a tailspin, since he embraced burqas in Cairo and FLOTUS showed up at the Vatican looking more conservative than an American nun. I’m in his corner, but I think the President needs to take a long walk around the block. The West Wing could come unglued real fast in this mess.
Compromise, yes. A total abandonment of principles. It won’t fly. Anne
Update: AP has just issued a FACT CHECK, negating the West Wing’s assertion that President Obama never promised a public option in health care reform.