Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I Suppose They Could Still Surprise Us

Since he took office, the bar I basically set for Obama was whether or not he'd succeed in passing a health care bill with something resembling a public option. As they did with the campaign, they've governed with a kind of "trust us we know what we're doing" approach which doesn't really give outside activists much to do. And that's fine, if not my preferred way of doing things, as long as it achieves its goals.

Going forward, I suppose there's some chance they don't run and hide but instead get convinced that they'd better give out some popular goodies soon.

We'll see.