Will Obama's Summit Work?
President Obama has invited Republicans and Democrats to the White House for a televised summit on health care Feb. 25. It's the latest in the president's series of high-profile policy summits--which have turned out to be a staple of his political and governing style--and it will mark the White House's first big, concerted, public drive to pass health care reform since Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts (unless you count the State of the Union, which touched on health care along with many, many topics).
So will it work? The Atlantic Wire's Max Fisher runs through analysis on the topic, and commentators are divided: some see it as a good move, allowing Obama to highlight GOP obstructionism, while others point out that it will give Republicans a platform to sell their ideas.