Via CT Blogger of My Left Nutmeg, here’s Senator Chris Dodd talking about the state of health care reform. Of particular note is Dodd’s take on the notion that the Democratic Party has been unable to maintain caucus discipline generally and the importance for their to be caucus discipline on the procedural vote to move to debate whatever legislation comes forward in the Senate. Dodd suggests that all 60 members of the Democratic caucus should vote for cloture to overcome the expected Republican filibuster of health care legislation. Dodd says he’s repeatedly told the caucus that is unique. He tells his colleagues that “you may not get another chance to do something as significant as you will in the next fifteen weeks.”
We shall see if Senate Democrats follow Dodd’s lead and stand as one to give the Senate the chance to debate health care reform.