He argues his "public option" by analogy to private shipping versus the post office....then goes on to say :
"It's the post office that's always had the problems."
No shit, Sherlock. Thanks for making the most succinct case against your own scheme.
"Now, you'll always hear folks say that the free market can do it better; government can't run anything. And what I say is, well, if that's the case, nobody is going to choose the public option. So the private insurers, who I think are very confident that they're providing a good service and a good product to their customers, should feel confident that they can compete with just one other option." Obama 6/24/2009