Obama Ain't Kickin' the Can Down The Road
by Charles Lemos, Thu Aug 13, 2009 at 07:40:15 PM EDT
"The President (said), 'I'm not going to kick the can down the road.' And he said that and I said, 'Well, that's something I'm kind of used to from southern Iowa, you know. I know about kicking the can down the road.' And he said, 'No, if it makes me a one-term president, I'm going to, we're going to take it on because the country is in need of us taking this on.' I respected that very much."
That's Congressman Leonard Boswell speaking to reporters during a brief question-and-answer session after a town hall meeting in Sigourney, Iowa. The full report on the event is at Radio Iowa. You can listen to the audio here.
It's reassuring to hear that the President is willing to stake his political future on passing a comprehensive health care reform. Frankly, I tend to believe that if a health care package through this session, his future and the Democrats' future is, well, rather rosy.