"Mr. Obama has said he wants a public plan, but he has not always insisted on it, and the administration has sent mixed signals about how important it is. In the debate on Tuesday, few senators mentioned the president’s preferences, although several noted that many House Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, supported the public option."
New York Times, September 30, 2009.
So where has the "change" president gone? Apparently, he cannot make up his mind about a public option in the proposed health insurance "reform." Maybe he has given up on "hope!" Can you imagine Obama talking about Afghanistan this way? "Well, maybe we should try to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan but I don't insist on it. Well, maybe we should send more troops to Afghanistan but I am not insisting on it. Hey, let's go with the flow, guys." Oh yes, that is realistic. Of course, given the alleged "complexity" of health insurance reform, the President is probably confused at this point. After all, he only attended Harvard and not some really elite school.
And the beat goes on, and on, and on, and on.