Excellent Idea

About three months ago, on March 4, I wrote:

My best outcome is for Hillary to use her clout to get her healthcare plan in the platform. Barring an Obama implosion, it’s still over.

This appeared today in the Telegraph:

The former First Lady would get the chance to pilot Mr Obama’s reforms of the American healthcare system if she agrees to clear the path to his nomination as Democratic presidential candidate.

It says “Obama’s reforms,” but if Clinton is leading it, I’m assuming that odds are she would have some input. If there was one single thing that caused me to favor Hillary, it was that she actually had a universal heatlhcare plan, and one, I might add, that I think will work.

She’s got the chips to force herself onto the ticket, but I’m not sure that playing those chips is good for her legacy. But leading the new almost-filibuster-proof Senate majority would be a plum job, no?

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  1. In a perfect world Hillary’s proposal is better. In the real world Obama’s is shrewder. It parries the Conservatrons’ best punch since no adult is forced to buy insurance while establishing universal access to health care. Some Howard Taft to Obama’s Teddy Roosevelt can close the loop later. {Taft busted more trusts than TR. Look it up.}

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