Hoping for audacity President Obama will give his big health-care speech tomorrow. Let’s hope he does it right.What does that mean? It means not playing professor; it means not having the speech read as if it were written by a committee like that woefully weak op-ed in the Times a couple of weeks back; it means showing real passion about health care, which has been sadly lacking so far.I, for one, won’t be obsessing about exactly which pieces of proposed reform he emphasizes — because that’s not what’s driving the politics. Americans haven’t become skeptical about Obamacare because they’d rather shave an extra $30 billion a year off the cost; they have not, contrary to “centrist” fantasies, been turned off by the details of the stimulus plan or cap-and-trade. What has been missing is a vision. And this is probably the last chance to supply that vision.
Full article at Paul Krugman Blog – NYTimes.com