Former Senate majority leader Bob Dole is the latest to come around: "Sometimes people fight you just to fight you," he said, according to The Kansas City Star. "They don't want Reagan to get it, they don't want Obama to get it, so we've got to kill it... Health care is one of those things," he added. "Now we've got to do something." Bob Dole: Health Care Will Pass, GOP Should Get On Board Another former senate majority leader, Bill Frist (MD), is also on board: Were he still in the Senate, "I would end up voting for it," he said. "As leader, I would take the heat for it... That's what leadership is all about" Bill Frist on Health Bill: Id Vote For It - Swampland - TIME.com You can also add CA governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and former NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg to the list. Schwarzenegger Latest Republican To Back Health Care Reform What's happening in the back rooms.... deals are being struck and support is being solidified. From yesterday's Roll Call... Moderate Senate Democrats face increasing pressure to support a health care bill that includes a public insurance option, and many appear prepared to fall in line with Democratic leaders provided they are presented with a bill that can withstand public scrutiny in their home states. As a fallback, Senate Democratic leaders have stepped up their pressure on centrists to stick with the party on procedural votes. At a minimum, leaders have asked all 60 Democrats to allow them to bring a health care bill to the floor in order to make sure Republicans cannot filibuster it. Democratic Senate aides familiar with the thinking of Conference moderates said centrists want to vote for a health care reform bill even one that is politically problematic because it appeals emotionally to their inner Democrat. Senates Moderates Falling in Line - Roll Call -------------------- I think the dems are finally getting their act together. I'm not sure what the public option will look like or what it will be called at day's end, but I'm fairly sure it cannot pass without it. Here's a final line from a HuffPo article: Its very strange. Weve had months of sturm and drang, and massive attention focused on the question, Whither health care reform? Its just quietly turned into a fait accompli.