Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson has stated that he was not threatened with closure of Offutt Air Force Base, nor offered pork packages, to vote for the Senate Health Care re-form bill.
My vote is not for sale - period.But...later...in an OWH article, Nelson said the following:
"I’m not sure whether I’ll be able to support a bill . . . but not trying to help Nebraskans would be the worst thing I could do."Remember that line in that line in the sand on the Stupak-like abortion language?
Recall that declaration about no government-run plans?
You see, Nelson has just given him self an out, saying,
"...the reality of the status quo cannot be ignored and doing nothing means more Nebraskans will be forced into bankruptcy because of unaffordable medical bills, more will lose their health insurance and more will see their health insurance premiums rise."Is this change of heart due to meetings with the President and his advisers and being leaned on by Bob Kerrey and the boys?
The spotlight may be getting just a little to warm for the Benator.
Is this Nellie's flop-sweat moment?
We continue to watch...