I think Obama made a good argument on healthcare last night
Barack Obama, in the process of causing Hillary Clinton to lose her temper, really made a point I hadn’t quite considered, and which I doubt Paul Krugman has taken into account. Obama’s argument was that, however good Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan looks on paper, the available evidence suggests that she would fail to make it actually happen. She would fail to get a coalition; she had failed spectacularly at this back in 1993, and what has changed since then?
Hillary Clinton lost her temper after Barack Obama pointed to the greatest failure in her political career and questioned whether she had improved significantly in her ability to carry out the same project.
We need more of this that we got from Obama last night. We ought to feel light bulbs lighting up above our heads. If you remove the pointing finger and simply say we need to ‘bring people together’, it means ‘nothing’ and we don’t need it. We should feel not inspired, but question marks forming above our heads.