Supporters of the Affordable Care Act were trying to come to grips with the very real possibility after Supreme Court arguments this week that the conservative majority of justices could strike down the law, or at least the crucial individual mandate. From the White House on down, it was unclear what the political response would be.
This week has really reminded me of Election Day 2004. Liberals, then, were just plain convinced John Kerry was going to be elected president, so much so Bob Shrum actually called Kerry, "Mr. President." The left had convinced itself Bush was unpopular, Kerry had closed the deal, and everything was swinging his way in the final week. So, when the early, unweighted exit polls came up Tuesday afternoon, they were exuberant.