Salesmen

Obama's Poor Health Care Pitch

It may be President Obama’s number one issue, but could health care reform use a better salesman? Mickey Kaus critiques Obama’s pitch at Slate. For one, when he talks about health care, he seems to “forget to highlight the part about the good things that are in the health care bills.” He also lectures, and he argues that we must save today in order to avoid future problems—a reasonable point, perhaps, but “as a matter of politics, it’s a proven loser.” Worst of all, says Kaus, “he doesn’t seem to know that much.”