The President's aides are hinting that Mr. Obama may want to do another primetime address on healthcare Heathcare is not a popularity contest. It is not an excuse to give a nice teleprompter speech to see if you can "shine" some people on with your campaign personality saying all the things that everyone agrees on but failing to shed any light on all the things we don't agree on. Why was the President traveling around doing townhalls answering questions if he doesn't have a bill and neither does congress?...how is he answering questions? He can't assure anyone of anything. Why doesn't the president put his money where is mouth is and have open door meetings with the committees of congress with cameras in the room where they hash out healthcare. (Obama criticized Hillary for having closed door meetings) I'd love to see the President, the Blue Dog Democrats and the Republicans marking up the bill. Who wouldn't love to see line by line, section by section discussion of this healthcare bill? ....the amendments explained and why we need them...and the legislators being held responsible for their legislation. oh and we need the CBO in there. Saying "Nope. Still increases the deficit." "Nope. Millions of uninsured still not covered." Bottom line. The American people are reading the bills in the House and Senate and we aren't going to be "shined on" anymore. The teleprompter won't work. We don't want higher taxes or premiums. We don't want higher deficits. We don't want less access to care or changes in our healthcare plans. We don't want long lines, long waits or rationed care. We don't need reform for the sake of reform. We need to fix what's wrong - not mess up what's right. We need to Kill the Bill and Start Over. I agree with the following article: Eliminating the Public Option Is Not Enough Why not start with increasing competition by opening competition across states? Why not address tort reform? Why not start with banning denial of coverage for preconditions?