State of Play: Obama Selling, Americans Buying?
By Ceci Connolly
President Obama embarks on a round-the-clock personal lobbying blitz for his cherished health-care overhaul this week, while key congressional chairmen continue to search for compromise as the August recess nears.
On Monday, the president hosts a roundtable discussion with doctors and nurses at the Children's National Medical Center and is expected to continue a recent wave of broadcast interviews to pitch the idea that health reform needs to happen ASAP.
On Wednesday night, it will be the Obama Live show with a presidential prime-time news conference about--you guessed it--health care.
As Obama continues to push for House and Senate votes before the break, interest groups are also increasing their visibility. The industry that brought you "Harry and Louise" returns to the airwaves for the first time this week with a soft sell for health reform.
Majority of Americans Favor Democratic Reform Plan
Up on Capitol Hill it may feel as though Obama's top domestic priority has hit a rough patch, but beyond the Beltway the American people are in favor of the sort of sweeping overhaul envisioned by Democrats, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Posted at 8:58 AM ET on Jul 20, 2009
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