> The question that dogs Dems: What if Obama fails?
The question that dogs Dems: What if Obama fails?
President Obama’s strategy for closing on health care relies on blaming the insurance industry, reminding Americans that coverage is a problem and urging public opinion to shift momentum in Congress. Not part of the equation: What if he loses? “No Democrat wants to contemplate it and certainly no one in the administration, because the consequences are too frightful,” said Stephen Hess, a presidential scholar at the Brookings Institution.
The White House this week is stepping up pressure on congressional Democrats in a final drive to get reform on the books. In two rallies this week, Obama is hoping to turn…