Friday, September 18, 2009

Baucus Forecast is Cloudy with a Significant Chance of Snowe...

We have movement on the health care front - Olympia Snowe is sending clear signals that she may yet support the Baucus health reform plan. First, she signed a letter "commending" Baucus for the legislation and now she says that she will decide not based on party, but on policy.

As I argued in a prior post "Baucus needs a Republican - he needs to get to 60 votes. If he can get to 60 votes the pressure on Democrats would be too great, they would need to vote for the bill."

Snowe may once again be the critical vote - the fate of the Baucus plan rests in her hands...

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