Time for Leadership – NY Times 8/14/09

August 14, 2009

Time for Leadership

To the Editor:

Re “Senator Goes Face to Face With Dissent” (front page, Aug. 12):

If there ever was a time for leadership, now is the time for President Obama to make his case to the American people in clear and uncertain terms about what changes he believes are needed in our health care system, and why these changes need to be made.

Backroom deals and a policy of letting Congress work it out have led to fear and apprehension on all sides. Americans are waiting for President Obama’s “closing argument.”

Tom Miller
Oakland, Calif., Aug. 12, 2009