Nelson Comes Through, Ctd

by Patrick Appel

Greg Sarget analyzes the health care news:

[Sen. Ben] Nelson said that the bill had to effectively remain as is, or he would vote against it in the final cloture vote after conference negotiations, which also requires 60. In effect, Nelson is still pointing a gun at the head of reform, and telling House liberals that if they move a muscle, he’ll pull the trigger.