When Obama starts focusing on policies with the simple test -- does it benefit poor and middle class people, or does it benefit Goldman and Morgan? -- he will start getting moving the country's economy forward.
When you are dealing with issues of a historical magnitude like health care reform, history is pretty clear that you have to pick a side -- the side opposite the big special interests -- and beat them.
If the Democrats twist up this bill to make insurance companies and their Republican allies happy, it is end of story for this generation of Dems -- our party will not recover from screwing up health care.
The conventional wisdom Democrats are trying to convince Obama and congressional Democrats to go down a very different path than the path of bold action and big ideas that Obama laid out Tuesday night.