New polls out today from NBC/WSJ and the New York Times both show that Obama is losing ground on the health care debate. This should come as no surprise. Obama is basically trying to sell something most Americans don't want or need and to make matters worse he is trying to sell it at a time when most American don't see how we can afford it.
What is really causing him to lose traction is the fact that he needs to be vague about what the entire plan entails. Basically Obama and the Democrats simply wants the government to take over the health care industry. All their chatter about lowering costs, saving lives, adding choice or insuring the uninsured is all a smoke screen. If any of the things they stated were true, their solutions would be a lot smaller and cheaper.
Thankfully it is this vagueness that is really helping to sink the operation. As Obama and the Democrats continue with their vague talk, health care reform opposition can be as explicit about the bills as they please. Thus in the absence of pro health care reform facts, health care opposition facts are drive the debate. The more the public knows about the bills floating around in Congress the less they like.
If the Blue Dogs stay true to their word about no vote until after recess (I have my doubts) then it is our responsibility to drive home the point to returning Congress members, NO GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTH CARE!