Pelosi's Secret Weapon in Health Care Debate: Chocolate

08/31/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • David M. Herszenhorn

The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California, unveiled her party's battle plan on Friday for selling major health care legislation during the August recess.

Ms. Pelosi, speaking to reporters, acknowledged that Democrats face a steep challenge in explaining the complex legislation to the American public. But she said she was confident that once people understand the plan, they will support it.