THE SECOND OF TWO SUMMITS…. An amusing exchange this morning on MSNBC, between RNC Chairman Michael Steele and the hosts of “Daily Rundown,” Chuck Todd and Savannah Guthrie. Steele had a talking point he was excited about: the White House should have hosted a health care summit a year ago. He apparently had forgotten that it did.
STEELE: This whole dog and pony show that we’re about to witness today is something that should have taken place a year ago, when the administration first came in last February and laid out its agenda for health care. This is how you should have started it – bipartisan, public forum, CSPAN, your cameras rolling to capture this and to capture, most importantly, what the American people want. And right now, they want us to start over, and I think we should.
TODD: Chairman Steele, in fairness to them, I mean, it was a year ago that they actually had a summit.
GUTHRIE: On March 5th.
TODD: And it wasn’t just the legislative leaders. They brought in folks from the industry as well. And that one was televised.
Steele said that “apparently” that other summit didn’t count “because we don’t have health care.”
That doesn’t make any sense.