05/08/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Sam Stein On Health Care: Obstacles And Obama's Big Push

President Obama was on the road Monday to stump for health care. HuffPost's Sam Stein was on Countdown to break it all down.

Speaking with guest host Lawrence O'Donnell, Stein talked about a number of obstacles Democrats face in order to pass health care -- including dissension within their own party. Dennis Kucinich may not vote for the bill without a robust public plan, and Bart Stupak has been upset about abortion language in the bill.

Reconciliation was also on Monday's agenda, with Stein discussing how political victory in health care reform relates -- or doesn't relate -- to core principles and beliefs.

As for Obama's performance in Pennsylvania, Stein explained why the actual target audience watching on TV; "The real constituency he needs to win over are the skeptical members of the House of Representatives."


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