Two Obama Comments May Cost Him Health Care Debate
As Republicans frame the debate over health care as a matter of choice, do people want the government to decide their health care choices, or would they rather be free to make those choices themselves, Barrack Obama seemed to become testy twice during the early debate.
Any perceived arrogance around Obama's remarks below could serve to reinforce the notion that a government with too much power is often unpleasant and more self-serving, than what the Democrats would want people to believe. In fact, as usual, they used much of their time to tell tales of woe, invoking some number of unknown citizens early on.
Obama's behavior stood in stark contrast to the narrative they were attempting to weave. In the end, it may well be that Obama's own arrogance helps to do in his desire to force through major health care reform the people don't seem to want as it is.
Obama to McCain at Health Care Summit: "We're not campaigning here. The election is over."
Obama At Health Care Summit: "I Don't Count My Time Because I'm The President"