President Obama's Health Care Speech: Analysis

HopeTracker| Politico reports that a turning point in President Obama’s health care speech last night came when Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) shouted “You lie!” as Obama claimed his plan wouldn’t offer free health care to illegal immigrants.

Was this a “first” for a globally televised, presidential speech?”

The president’s combativeness, coupled with Wilson’s behavior, clearly energized Democrats — to the point where few were in a mood to criticize Obama’s lack of specifics or the fact that he offered no ironclad commitment to inserting a robust public option in the final legislation. via Politico

For more reporting and analysis on President Obama’s health care speech:

On Brink, Obama Is Resolute and Clear NYTimes

An Appeal to the Center, Activists on Left: Wall Street Journal

Barack Obama’s health-care Speech: What he said, what he meant: Politico

President Makes His Pitch: Wall Street Journal

Aim of Obama Health Speech: Reigniting a Presidency: NY Times

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