To Obama and lawmakers at health summit: stay longer!
Round 1 of the Blair House Summit on health care was interesting, testy, combative and clouded with talking points from both sides. As a result of all the speechifying, the lawmakers are running behind schedule. President Obama said he hoped everyone would be able to get out of there by 4:15pm. Good luck with that.
But if the conversation is going well, if there is finally an exchange of ideas that could turn this ultimate in political theater into performance art with results, then Obama and the gang should stay longer. Stay until 6:00 p.m. Or 8:00 p.m. We've heard so much from Democrats and Republicans about what they think the American people want. We know they want affordable health care. So why not stay longer if it looks like the germ of an agreement is visible? That's quite the Utopian notion, I know.
| February 25, 2010; 2:15 PM ET
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