The Lethal Politics Of The Opt-Out Public Option, Ctd

Pivoting off one my posts, Ezra offers his take on the public option opt out, should it pass. He thinks almost no states will reject it:

States wouldn't be able to opt out till 2014...The controversy around the public option is an expression of the controversy around Barack Obama's presidency in general, and health-care reform in particular. Once those issues are essentially settled, the underlying policy isn't going to hold people's attention.