Arianna stopped by Countdown with Keith Olbermann Monday night to talk about the politics behind the Senate's approach to health care reform, including recent comments by Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) and whether Democrats can afford to settle. Her view: "Without a public option, there's no real cost containment. There's no real competition for the health care industry. Why go for something that will not be real reform?"
They also discussed comments made by former DNC Chair Howard Dean in the Huffington Post, arguing that Democrats face only two options: a bad bill, or losses in 2010.