What really went into this? And theres no question that an element of it was concern about the deficit and the rest.
To the extent the special election was a referendum on health care reform, Pelosi argued that voters in a state that already has near-universal coverage were concerned they would face new taxes on their plans under a provision the Senate bill.
That was not a positive message, she said. We dont have that in our House bill, so we dont have to defend that position.