... it's usually because you have no plan:
the white house had no contingency plan for health care reform if democrat martha coakley lost the special election in massachusetts, and officials did not discuss the possibility a democratic loss would dramatically imperil their legislative efforts, a top adviser said today.
president obama's senior advisor david axelrod said there "wasn't much discussion" about an alternative path to passing health care with just 59 democrats in the senate because there was "widespread assumption was that that seat was safe."
"the truth is the flares went up about 10 days before that election," axelrod said during a briefing today with reporters and opinion-makers.
"there wasn't much discussion about the implications if the thing went the other way," he said.
this time, it royally sucks being right, but jesus aytch christ, just what other conclusion was possible? not only did no one in the entire party appear to know what was going on, but they all were yelling at each other and scaring the kids.
the ghost of condoleeza rice should frighten everyone.
it's bad policy to speculate on what you'll do if a plan fails when you're trying to make a plan work.