David Corn slips a real facepalmer into an otherwise decent article on health care strategy:
None of this is good for the White House. By sitting back and letting Congress draft health care reform legislation — in a messy and unruly process — Obama has placed himself in the position of having to rally popular support for a thing not yet made and not entirely of his own making.
In case this is somehow less than clear, the President does not have the power to draw up legislation and force Congress to pass it without amendment. Corn knows this, so I have no idea what he’s up to here.