Deadline – well, OK, there’s now effectively no deadline – but the deadline was tomorrow, and the administration seems to be absolutely, obsessively focused on getting as close to seven million ‘sign-ups’ as they can possibly manage by then. I wonder how many defenders of the administration have themselves focused on that number, to the exclusion of everything else? – Because the law is not getting more popular as the signup process continues. Quite the opposite, really.
Now, no doubt you will hear people bray on about how the Right is doomed and we’re all terrified about seven million, yadda yadda; and no doubt the media will play that up. But I wonder how that argument will stack up in November against “Hi. Three-fourths of you who were previously insured had your rates go up. In this economy.”
Guess we’ll see (said he, smiling).