December 23, 2009

HERE'S A TEST FOR MR. FRATES:

Obama tries to distance himself from the public option (Chris Frates, 12/22/09, Politico)

Now that the Senate has firmly rejected the public option, President Obama is trying his darnedest to distance himself from the controversial, and failed, proposal. But that may be harder than he thought.

In an American Urban Radio interview yesterday, he said, "this is not the most important aspect of this bill." And today he told The Washington Post, "I didn't campaign on the public option."

But that's not true.


New Hampshire was a vital swing state in '08 and we were swamped with Obama ads--find one that mentioned a public option. In fact, he campaigned against John McCain's idea of taxing some benefits.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 23, 2009 6:33 AM
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