Boomerang by Theda Skocpol
Skocpol considers the health care issue a pivotal one in Clinton’s first term. The president launched his campaign for health care reform with a nationally televised speech on September 23, 1993. Experts agreed that some kind of health care reform package would eventually be passed. A year and a few days later, Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell officially recognized that the program was dead. Skocpol does not think the administration planners were awesomely stupid or excessively liberal (p. 18).