When it comes to the public option, Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) needs to put her money where her mouth is -- or more to the point, needs to stop letting insurance industry money talk for her:
"My first concern is about how health insurance reform will affect the people of Arkansas. I know that I will be accountable at the next election, but this issue is not about politics. It's about people, it's about our country, and it's about our state," the senator replied.
Really, Ms. Lincoln? Then why are you ignoring what Arkansas wants?
Research 2000 for Daily Kos. 9/8-10. Likely voters. MoE 4% (No trend lines)
Do you favor or oppose creating a government-administered health insurance option that anyone can purchase to compete with private insurance plans?
Favor Oppose Not Sure
All 55 38 7
Dem 81 14 5
Rep 22 71 7
Ind 56 34 10