'This Week' Full Transcript: Dec. 13, 2009

RYAN: No, no, no no, but let me -- but the problem is, the original mandate is not there, covering all Americans. Yes, it covers more Americans than what they have now, but that was the original mandate. And the issue is competition. Yes, that's there, but covering all Americans is a problem.

(CROSSTALK)

GILLESPIE: And this faith in the White House, George, is increasingly being limited to the White House and I think less to Senate and House Democrats. And I think the White House, they are seeing what they believe, that this is good to get this done. And I think Democrats on the Hill increasingly believe in what they see, which is this polling data that shows if they do this, if they jam this health care through with Democrat-only votes in the face of overwhelming public opposition, they're going to lose their majority in the House. I think that's a real possibility. And they're going to lose probably even their 60-vote margin -- definitely lose their 60-vote margin, but maybe even get down to around 50 votes in the Senate.

PODESTA: The one thing they're certain of is failure on the substance will result in failure politically.

(CROSSTALK)

GILLESPIE: For the first time, I believe they're in a place where they may not be able to get there from here.

RYAN: It's not about a definition of a win just to win... (CROSSTALK)

HUFFINGTON: But 2010 is not about health care. Again, 2010 is going to be about the bailout and jobs. That's going to be the issue...

(CROSSTALK)

HUFFINGTON: ... bailout is overwhelming. Losing the independents, the numbers that George mentioned are incredibly significant. Because remember, Barack Obama is president because he brought in unlikely voters. He expanded the electorate. 71 percent of new voters voted for Obama. These voters are getting increasingly disillusioned with the fact that there has been no fundamental change. That is the main problem the White House needs to address.

STEPHANOPOULOS: But does passing health care solve it? And then to pick up on Ed's point, it does seem like every time the Senate Democrats get close and seem to have this psychology of victory, one member -- whether it's Ben Nelson, Joe Lieberman, even Jim Webb, seem to say, wait a second, we're not there yet.

WILL: I think Republicans would prefer to stop the health care bill, but they think that if it passes 60-40, that means every single Democrat is the one responsible for passing a bill the country does not want.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Meanwhile, Tiger Woods.

(CROSSTALK)

STEPHANOPOULOS: Just a couple of minutes left, and he announces on Friday...

(CROSSTALK)

STEPHANOPOULOS: ... announces Friday indefinite, indefinite time off from the PGA Tour. The big question now, will his sponsors, like Nike, stand by him.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

(UNKNOWN): I'm Tiger Woods.

(UNKNOWN): I'm Tiger Woods.

(UNKNOWN): I'm Tiger Woods.

(UNKNOWN): I'm Tiger Woods.

(UNKNOWN): I'm Tiger Woods.

(UNKNOWN): I'm Tiger Woods.

(UNKNOWN): I'm Tiger Woods.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

STEPHANOPOULOS: Boy, it is almost impossible to look at that ad anymore, almost impossible to see how Nike can keep that up for very long. Already, April Ryan, we've seen Gillette start to question their sponsorship, Accenture, AT&T, and we haven't seen -- I can't remember the last time we saw public meltdown of a public figure like this.

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