It was interesting to watch the recent healthcare summit. Both Democrats and Republicans tended to play towards the audience rather than do serious talk about health care policy. It must be frustrating for President Obama to be so close to having the system reformed and not be able to get it to finalization. He is almost there.
Meanwhile, the Republicans are almost to the point of achieving their main goal: making Obama fail. If they can hold on just a little longer maybe he will give up and then they can claim victory. Unfortunately, the nation suffers as a result of both sides entrenched stance. From my perspective, it will take the political skills of a Bill Clinton or Ronald Reagan to achieve any reform of our broken health care system.