Ambitious healthcare promise
The healthcare promise - reform cannot wait another year - is staggeringly ambitious. Can he do it?
Carter promised it. So did Clinton. Even Teddy Roosevelt, according to Mr Obama (I didn't know that!)
I hope so: just had another bill from the hospital for my son - this was for a day of education about diabetes. Cost: $629. Madness.
My insurer will pay - several of the other parents were barely able to manage to provide sugar-free breakfasts. They won't pay.
They will be chased: money will chase money and never catch up.
It is appallingly wasteful.