Obama Looks to Undecided Dems on Health BillSo. After voting against ObamaCare just a few short months ago, Boucher is now "undecided"? Can he be about to flip? People in the 9th District are wondering - and have a right to know - what prompted this potentially career-ending change of heart? The offer of a judgeship perhaps? Ambassadorship to Lower Schlepovia?
Washinton -- A small number of House Democrats who opposed health overhaul legislation on the first go-round may be President Barack Obama's most important constituency when he unveils a revised proposal on Wednesday.
At least nine of the 39 Democrats who voted "nay" when the House passed sweeping overhaul legislation 220-215 in November are now undecided or withholding judgment until they see Obama's final product, according to an Associated Press survey.
Some of the top targets may be the nine lawmakers who told The Associated Press directly or through spokesmen that they're undecided or undeclared. Three are retiring and don't have to worry about getting punished by voters, and five others are freshmen, mostly in competitive districts -- lawmakers whom Pelosi will give a pass on tough votes when she can, but might call on when a major piece of legislation hangs in the balance.
The ninth is Rick Boucher of Virginia. [link]
After having cast a principled vote, one for which I offered praise, Boucher may now reverse himself, flush principle down the crapper, and sell us out?
Voters wonder. What did it take to buy him off?
We'll let you know in due time. He'll try to run but he won't hide.