Of course, when people like Grassley and Max Baucus say they're working toward a bipartisan health care bill, they don't mean they're trying to pick up one or two Republicans. What they're really talking about is a consensus bill--a package that can win significant support from both parties, even if it means sacrificing the votes of liberals and conservatives. That means the major compromises we've seen leaked out of the Finance Committee--no public option, no employer mandate, etc.
But even if a consensus bill can succeed in the Finance Committee, Kyl's saying the same bill won't achieve consensus on the Senate floor. And so the question falls back to Baucus, and through him to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Barack Obama. Why is this process allowed to continue if it's destined to fail--why not just try to snatch up one or two moderate Republicans and call it a day?