When, and in what capacity, should President Obama escalate his role in the health care reform debate?
Unlike President Clinton, who presented Congress with a detailed health care reform proposal, Obama has mostly laid out principles and stayed away from taking positions on many controversial decisions. Indeed, Obama spent much of November in Asia, working on other issues.
While Obama's staff is engaged behind the scenes, what is the right time for Obama to assert his leadership, if at all? And how should he do it?