Newscom / Scott J. Ferrell
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) says he's in for health care reform, even though his key initiative--the public option--and all of its alternatives, have been swept into the dust bin.
"I'm going to vote for it," Brown told reporters. "I can't imagine I wouldn't. I mean there's too much at stake. And it's not at me, it's not about any senator, it's not about Lieberman, it's not about Harry Reid."
I asked Brown if he'd challenged Lieberman on his opposition to the public option and the buy-in.
"In the meeting with the President, I just made a direct appeal to him...I answered the arguments I've heard him make from your reporting: that it's revenue neutral, that it doesn't hurt Medicare," Brown said.
So what of the fact that Lieberman supported the buy-in as recently as three months ago?
"That's for him and his...that's for him to figure out.