04/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Health Care Summit: Does Obama Get It?

I have assumed that the real purpose of today's health care summit was to rally public support for comprehensive health care reform -- the kind of reform sketched out in the president's own proposal this week -- and that by rallying the public, the administration hoped to allay the fears of wavering Senators and House members that they would suffer retribution in the fall if they voted for the bill. It was part of what I'd like to call the White House's "outside" game. But I wonder whether the White House really gets it.

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