Columnist and former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson argues that President Obama's problems with passing health care reform are not poor communication or "town hall crazies," as some have said. "In fact, Obama has a reality problem on health care, and it has begun to threaten his standing as a leader," Gerson wrote. "He staked the success of his early presidency — perhaps of his entire presidency — on a health reform plan both vague and divisive, which manages to anger deficit hawks as well as liberals who believe that compromise has already gone too far. Obamacare has been the political version of the neutron bomb, vaporizing supporters while leaving every structural obstacle in place."
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