President Barack Obama says his healthcare overhaul has “run into a bit of a buzz saw” and acknowledges the process is looking ugly. Nonetheless he says he'll keep working to finish sweeping legislation.
In comments prepared for a town hall meeting in Ohio, Obama said that the GOP victory in Tuesday's Senate election in Massachusetts has thrown Washington into something of a frenzy. Republican Scott Brown's victory denied Democrats the 60-vote filibuster-proof majority needed to advance the healthcare bill.
Obama also said the health effort ran into a buzz saw of partisan politics and special-interest opposition.
But Obama said he had no illusions that overhauling the healthcare system would be easy. And, added, “I am not going to walk away just because it's hard.”