Von Hoffman Award Nominee

"Even if Coakley wins – and my guess is she'll lose by a double digit margin – the bill is dead. The most Obama can hope for is a minimalist alternative that simply mandates that insurance companies accept people with pre-existing conditions and are barred from ejecting patients when they feel like it. That's all he can get now – and even that will be a stretch," – Andrew Sullivan, January 18.

Yep, I changed my mind after my initial panic. But I deserve the whack.