WHY ARE DEMS RESORTING TO THE INEVITABILITY CARD GAME?
Gibbs: By next Sunday, healthcare reform will be 'law of the land'. "We'll have the votes when the House votes, I think, within the next week."Two conclusions: If Nancy had the numbers, she'd call for the vote immediately. She'd literally drag the reps out of their beds the moment she thought this thing would pass. So we can conclude (1) she does not, at least right now, have the votes. That the Dems are resorting to playing the inevitability card to gin up support suggests (2) she is not having much success getting those remaining holdouts.
Axelrod: 'Very optimistic' on health vote. "The sense of urgency has overtaken the process."
Pelosi: "I'm delighted that the president will be here for the passage of the bill, it's going to be historic."
UPDATE: Dem House vote-counter lacks health care votes now.
The House's chief Democratic headcounter said Sunday he hadn't rounded up enough votes to pass President Barack Obama's health care overhaul heading into a make-or-break week, even as the White House's top political adviser said he was "absolutely confident" in its prospects.