Yesterday he said that by their next show they “will be talking about healthcare not as a presidential proposal but I think as the law of the land.” I guess they’ve counted their votes, probably as most of the Stupak Dozen are caving.
However, it will pass without a public option. The pledge only got to 40 votes, and some of them were equivocal.
Addendum: Stupak’s buddies are ditching him. Obama leaned heavy on Kucinich, who is not commenting. The Republicans are looking for ways to gum up the process procedurally, but they don’t have many options.
Second addendum: Health Care Reform’s own “Joe the Plumber:” Natoma Canfield.
Third addendum: You can tell it’s getting close. Some Republicans are wigging out big time.