I’m hearing that Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D., Ohio) will announce his vote on the Senate health-care bill at a 10 a.m. press conference tomorrow.
Kucinich, who has been the House’s most stalwart critic of Obamacare from its left flank, and who has heretofore been a committed “no” vote, is being lobbied heavily by the White House. The smart money says that if he’s holding a press conference, it isn’t to confirm that he’s still a no.
I figured that Kucinich would vote “no” so long as the bill got to 216. That he might now vote yes tells you as much about the Democrats whip problems as anything.