02 January, 2008


Paul Krugman lets up on Obama, after weeks of using his mandate-less health care reform proposal to question his progressive credentials. It seems that Obama has finally decided to incorporate some sort of penalty for those who fail to sign up for health insurance.

I have been somewhat mystified by Krugman's rancor towards Obama and his support for Clinton's plan, since it seems clear to me that Clinton, taken as a whole, is the least progressive candidate in the Democratic race. But perhaps this is what Krugman wanted all along - to force Obama to the left on health care?

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