Obama, that is. Everybody's focused on either the individual mandate or the lack of a public option, in the national discussion of health care reform. But they don't talk about this, or the fact that it may lay the groundwork for a single-payer program at the federal level.
It's not more important to be tougher than the other side. Brains always defeat brawn. And Obama, whatever else may be true about him, is not stupid.