From AOL’s headlines in the early hours of the new month:
If the Supreme Court rules against President Barack Obama’s signature health care reform law in a decision expected at the end of the month, it could mean back to the drawing board for the White House.
Bloomberg News reports that the president told donors that his administration may have no choice, but to revisit the issue in his second term. Obama reportedly made the suggestion at a closed-door New York City fundraiser earlier this month.
It seems like the president just made the case for his defeat this November.
The American people just don’t like what he’s attempted to do with our health care system. We just don’t want his team revisiting the issue. According to April’s NBC/Wall Street Journal poll, “36% call the health-care reform a good idea, while 45% call it a bad idea . . . [with] 36% call the health-care reform a good idea, while 45% call it a bad idea.” The March ABC News/Washington Post poll found an even greater percentage, 52%, of Americans opposing the law.
The current RealClearPolitics average of polls shows less than 40% of Americans backing the plan, with nearly half opposing it.
UPDATE: Commenting on this story, Ed Morrissey headlines his post, Finally: Obama finds a reason for a second term (emphasis in original and offers:
The problem for Obama isn’t that he’s starting to discuss those contingency plans for a second term. It’s that this is the first we’ve heard of any agenda for the next four years. If Obama plans to run on “Four more years — to fix my mistakes!”, well, Team O shouldn’t be too shocked when voters choose the alternative.