Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE) has come out in opposition to Obama's health care plan. Reasonable people can disagree and all that, but look at the reasons for Nelson's disagreement:
Nelson's problem, he told CQ, is that the public plan would be too attractive and would hurt the private insurance plans. "At the end of the day, the public plan wins the game," Nelson said. Including a public option in a health plan, he said, was a "deal breaker."
The problem, says Nelson, is that people would really like the public plan, and that would hurt insurance companies. This is Nelson's "deal breaker". I'm sure David Broder will be very proud.