'Public Option' Non-Negotiable, Democrat Says---Former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean is emerging as a thorn in the side of a White House that effectively swept him out of Washington, regularly challenging President Obama and Congress as he crisscrosses the country preaching his progressive vision for universal health care.Howie P.S.: I'm wondering who could be the source of the "destructive" comment.
"I think Howard Dean would've loved to have been in the room hashing out health-care reform, whatever the role," Trippi said. "I think he would've relished that. He's passionate, he's a doctor, he knows it. But, look, that wasn't in the cards, and to his credit he didn't walk away. He's leading the charge on issues he cares about."
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
"Dean Challenges Obama to Deliver Reform"
Philip Rucker (WaPo):