I sure hope Jonathan Cohn and Steve Benen are right about this. It seems as if the President’s summit on health care reform is beginning to push the House-Senate talks into something approaching middle gear, and it is also putting Republicans into a box: if they have a plan, they have to make it clear and have everyone rip it apart for its inevitable idiocy, and if they don’t have a plan, then everyone will see that, too.
Even if the House and Senate aren’t together, yet, Cohn sees some positive signs that Obama is beginning to take the reins.
Mr. President, if you want this, we’ve got your back. Now fight.