I know it's not a shock, but....
Here is what he just said to CBS --
"I intend to be president for a while and once this bill passes, I own it. And if people look and say, You know what? This hasn't reduced my costs. My premiums are still going up 25 percent, insurance companies are still jerking me around. I'm the one who's going to be held responsible. So I have every incentive to get this right."
Since most of the health care proposals out there call for gradually phasing in a lot of the coverage and the programs, a lot of it will still be on the drawing board in 2012, or just getting started and organized. But not in the succeeding four years -- Obama's second term.