Been a loyal Democrat a very long time. Heres the bottom line, at least for me. If we get a Health Reform Bill that does not include a public option, and has mandates to purchase, I’m out. I dislike drawing a line in the sand, but I can’t stomach this kind of self-serving leadership. I have sick friends who don’t give a damn whether you get another term or not. Sometimes, you use your majority and pass a bill that helps ordinary working folks, and then you stand up and take what comes. Too many people gave their time, energy, and money to see that we got a majority, and to see it frittered away in the face of fierce opposition by a minority of disgruntled Americans is more than I can take.