Raw Deal: What Were Dems Thinking When They Let Neil Abercrombie Retire? | Talking Points Memo

It all comes down to votes now. Assuming total opposition on the part of the GOP, President Obama can only enact comprehensive health care reform if 216 Democrats vote for the legislation. That will require pleading, promises, and arm-twisting, and it will also mean Democrats can’t afford to lose any more yes votes between now and the end of next week.

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