An interesting video highlight reel from CNN:
On a related note, I was one who said that this health care summit was a waste of time that Republicans should have boycotted it to avoid giving Obama the photo op/talking point he needed in bipartisanship ahead of attempting to cram this bill through via reconciliation. After having seen the event, I’ve got to say that overall this was a positive development. Something I think our politicians should do more.
Was there a lot of speechifying, grandstanding and talking points? Sure. But putting these people in the same room, on television, and talking about this issue was a plus. Especially in this instance where it really cast Democrat efforts on health care in a poor light.