Report: Obama to Endorse, but Not Demand, Public Option in Speech Tonight

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September 9, 2009 7:23 a.m.
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According to Politico‘s Mike Allen, in his speech tonight, President Obama will stick to his longstanding game plan of endorsing the public option, but not demanding it, and leaving himself enough wiggle room to get on board with some sort of compromise.

Allen says the public option language in the speech tonight will echo the language he used when he addressed the AFL-CIO on Monday. And that, as we noted at the time, was far from a ringing endorsement of the public option.

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