Heading to the airport, but wanted to get in a quick Told Ya So.
Yesterday, when everyone to the left was cheering Harry Reid’s performance, I said Reid had called a new conference to announce nothing: Harry Reid: “I Have Nothing to Announce, So Pay Attention”
I was right. Joe Lieberman just announced he would not vote for cloture based on the bill including the public option. Other moderate Dems will follow this lead.
Reid’s gamble didn’t pay off, unless he never wanted to win in the first place, only to show he tried. Either to move forward without a public option, or to find some excuse to use other procedural tricks.
You don’t win much just for trying.
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