The deadline on which Barack Obama has staked his presidency is upon us. The president has pledged that Healthcare.gov will be “working for the vast majority of Americans in a smooth, consistent way" by November 30—just four days away.
Already, a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday found that for the first time, a “clear majority” of Americans do not believe Obama is honest and trustworthy. Only four in 10 think he’s able to manage the federal government.
Where things stand on Saturday will either reinforce those views or start to repair Americans’ trust in their president. Either the site works as promised and Obama escapes from the quicksand of the last few months, or it’s not fixed and the administration descends further, with each passing day making it less likely that his administration will ever get back on track.
So we’ll find out on Saturday which it is, right? Well, no.
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