President Obama’s State of the Union address failed to deliver the kind of guidance that many Democrats were hoping for on how to proceed on health care, the Politico reports:
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said health care reform “is on life support, unfortunately,” and the president should have been more specific with how Democrats should move forward.
“He should have been more clear, and I am hoping that in the next week or two he will because that is what it is going to take if it is at all possible to get it done,” Landrieu told reporters. “Mailing in general suggestions, sending them over the transom, is not necessarily going to work.”
Meanwhile, Arkansas Sen. Mark Pyror said that it was “a real possibility that health care is at a stalemate and you can’t solve it this year.” He added that, “It is hard to see how last night fundamentally changes it.”