I do agree the current bill is a real stinker. Dems and Reps can agree that the existing healthcare bill is so watered down that it probably should not pass.... all the more reason for the Dems to reverse field and return the public option with a pass via reconciliation
BTW... as much as Rep want to gloat about NJ and VA...please do.. but making it a national issue is somewhere between silly and intellectually dishonest. People do not vote for their state governor based upon their feelings about the President or national issues. Case in point, the one national election held about the same time saw a congressional district elect a Dem for the first time in more than 100 years. MA is a bit more noteworthy, but even that isn't full proof of your postulate.