Big Dog backs reform bill

Clinton speaks up in favor of passing reform plan

By Thomas Schaller
December 18, 2009 3:14AM (UTC)
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No surprise here. Former President Bill Clinton has weighed in on the healthcare reform legislation, and he's in the take-what-you-can-get camp:

Our only responsible choice is the path of action. Does this bill read exactly how I would write it? No. Does it contain everything everyone wants? Of course not. But America can't afford to let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

Full statement over at TPM.


Thomas Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller is professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and the author of "Whistling Past Dixie: How Democrats Can Win Without the South." Follow him @schaller67.

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