Senior advisor to the President, David Axelrod, said yesterday, “We’re entering a new season. It’s time to synthesize and harmonize these strands and get this done. We’re confident that we can do that. But obviously it is a different phase. We’re going to approach it in a different way. The president is going to be very active.” The President’s popularity has taken a nose-dive in the month of August over the push to cram government healthcare on Americans. Obama had handed over the drafting of healthcare reform to Congress and now realizes that was a bad idea. So now he will specify exactly what he wants – hasn’t he already done this – in a major speech next week.
The Politico is reporting that the President will be describing a compromise plan – is he planning on having meetings with the GOP before the speech – that will not include a public option. The liberal left is already crowing about their anger over the President dropping a public option, but advisors feel this will put Obama in a good light as he appears to buck his own Party. Unfortunatley, we already know that Obama is a part of the liberal left, so I do not believe this for a minute.
Details about the speech have not come out yet.