"August Is Where Reform Will Be Won Or Lost": Jonathan Cohn

09/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

August is where reform will be won or lost. And while the critics have certain momentum right now, the supporters have one big tactical advantage. Now the debate moves out of Washington and away from Congress. It's a chance for reform's supporters, from the president right down to neighborhood grassroots organizers, to return the focus to where it should be--to real people, the insecurity they face now, and the ways reform could change that. If they can do that--and I remain confident they can--then Friday's victory in the House will be a taste of things to come.

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