Nothing brings on a headache quite like health care reform. My head has throbbed lately, as Congress has begun to consider a serious overhaul--a debate that forces me to recall the painful last time we embarked on a similar effort some 16 years ago. At the time, I was conducting polls for Bill Clinton and, on the eve of his address to a joint session of Congress in 1993--the prologue to the White House's big push on the issue--I went into the field to gauge the national mood. I returned filled with a great sense of hope about the prospects for reform.
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One of the most compelling statistics for those who do not believe that this is going to be a real fight is this quote from the article:
"There's one final number that I have to highlight--the three-quarters that say they are "satisfied" with their own insurance."
Many people vote their own personal interest. If this were a candidate starting a race with a 75% approval rating it would be looking very good for a victory. To win this race America will have to understand that this is not about someone else, but about them, even if they cannot see it today.