OK, so that clown has had his moment in the sun under the magnifying glass. Let’s move on.

I’m not sure we’ve really seen much of a proposal from President Obama on Health Care Reform. Oh, he’s given us an outline now, and it goes way farther than we had heard, details-wise, when I last wrote on this subject. But the details are still short, and President Obama’s Health Care Reform Opponents still have plenty to complain about. And complain they will. Out loud. And you’ll listen.

Is “The Squeaky Wheel Gets The Grease” the whole secret?

Allow me to be up-front and proclaim once again that I’m a supporter of President Obama. And I FIRMLY believe that if we don’t reform health care in the USA there are going to be cataclysmic consequences. I’ll go even further: “socialist” as it sounds, I believe that the public option where the government administers health care may be the only one that will work, not because I’m a fan of  that idea but because the existing health care system is SO broken that trying to work within the framework that’s in place won’t yield acceptable results.

None of which is the point.

The point is that if you want to effect change, you need to lead. Vocally. Decisively. Strongly.

Sure, you can try to do things quietly in the background and build consensus, and my internal compass very much prefers that approach. But Machiavelli got it right a few centuries ago: a real Prince accepts his position of leadership and does what has to be done.

Go be a Prince.

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