A Whole Lotta Opting Goin' On

Reid unveils the opt-out public option.

Pelosi opts to rename it.

Reid's version seems worse than the Baucus Plan.

But it's better than a straight up public option (federalism is key - although, unlike Sullivan, I don't see this development putting the GOP in much of a box in the public mind at all).

An opt-in public option...as originally chatted up in the Democratic caucus...would be preferable if we're absolutely going public option in the end.

But when Olympia Snowe, Lieberman, Landrieu, Bayh, Lincoln, Nelson, etc. are uncomfortable with a public option of any kind...maybe not opting in...Reid has a problem.