President Obama, during his interview with Fox News anchor Bret Baier: “What I’m saying is whatever they end up voting on — and I hope it’s going to be sometime this week — that it is going to be a vote for or against my health-care proposal. That’s what matters.” Moments later:
BAIER: OK, the Florida deal, in or out?
OBAMA: The Florida deal —
BAIER: Paying for Medicare Advantage, exempting 800,000 Floridians from —
OBAMA: My understanding is that whatever is going to be done on Medicare is going to apply across the board to all states.
So the president hopes for a vote within the next three days, even though he’s really not sure whether the special deals are in or out.
Remember when we were told how much Obama focused on the details?