Mt. Olympia Snowe

Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe has become the most important person in the health care debate (after President Obama, of course).

As the Wall Street Journal reports the White House is focused on Snowe's fallback plan as a way to salvage the public option. But will progressive hardliners be satisfied with Plan B ? And will Snowe's seal of approval be enough cover for centrist Democrats who've been resisting the public option?

As for the GOP, it may not even attract Snowe's Maine colleague, Susan Collins.

For more details on the President's Joint Session speech next week, watch my conversation with Diane on GMA this morning:

- George Stephanopoulos

Join the Discussion
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Kanye West accepts the Vanguard Award onstage during the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Christopher Polk/MTV1415/Getty Images
PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin works out at Bocharov Ruchei residence in Sochi, Russia, Aug. 30, 2015.
Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images