I watched the Blair House production intermittently-but could not find it interesting enough to stay glued.
No one could change their minds, because they came prepared with their notes or little speeches all prepared.
Sadly, had the bills been prepared in a real bipartisan manner the potential was there for incremental change.
The President saw an opportunity to makeover our society,and he almost succeeded .What few people are talking about is that his failure is not due to Republican objections.Until a few weeks ago he had 60 votes in the Senate and a huge majority in the House.His problem was and is ,the inability of his left=liberal wing to come to terms with their moderate or "blue-dog" segments.
If they had,they would not have needed a single Rep. vote.The real problem is that social change of the magnitude proposed requires the consent of the people,and they failed to make their case. What if anything will come from Plan B-I don't know-however even as they speak unemployment rises.To attack problems in health care with solutions that won't kick in for years,will not solve the jobs problem.