While I think that Cambridge/Somerville Congressman Capuano is generally a good legislator, I really dislike his move into Kucinich Territory.
The perfect is certainly the enemy of good in this case.
¶ 6:13 PM
Perfect? Even the "good" train left the station when the administration and Congressional leadership couldn't drum up enough support for a health care bill--with overwhelming majorities in both houses.
Ramming 1/4 loaf into a reconciliation bill is a face-saving measure that will do nothing to solve the root cause of the problem, and now it makes it even look MORE like Democrats are ramming this down moderates' throats. It's a setup to win 1/4 of the battle but lose the war during the midterm elections.
Bet you he'll end up voting party lines on it, though.