Sen. Bill Nelson still won’t commit to favoring a public option. When asked about it on MSNBC today he waffled and said there were several ways to define a public option, one of them being a trigger proposal. He also said he liked the plan by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), but said he still wants to wait and see.
What is he waiting to see exactly? Political benefit?
When is the press going to ask him what he thinks the difference is between a “trigger” and a “public option?” I would like to hear his definitions for each.
It sounds to me like Nelson sees the trigger as a delay tactic, but instead of saying that, he’s throwing the two together in order to wiggle his way out of committing either way. If someone has cancer today, they can’t wait for a trigger to kick in a couple years down the road.