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Why the President isn't coming

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19 March 2010 07:47

1. Because his health care bill is in the balance:

"Obviously if the president is staying in the United States to keep lobbying, it means they're down to needing a handful more votes," he said. "So it's not a done deal."

2. Because his health care bill is a done deal:

The decision to cancel his trip may look like a sign of urgency but it's also, in the language of Washington, a sign of tremendous confidence: You don't set the President of the United States up to experience humiliation in person. It's being taken right now by people on both sides of the fight as the clearest sign yet that Nancy Pelosi has the votes.

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