Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe has become the most important person in the health care debate (after President Obama, of course).
As the Wall Street Journal reports the White House is focused on Snowe's fallback plan as a way to salvage the public option.
But will progressive hardliners be satisfied with Plan B? And will Snowe's seal of approval be enough cover for centrist Democrats who've been resisting the public option?
As for the GOP, it may not even attract Snowe's Maine colleague, Susan Collins.
For more details on the President's Joint Session speech next week, watch my conversation with Diane on GMA this morning:
- George Stephanopoulos