Richard Kirsch is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and an Institute Fellow at the Nelson Rockefeller Institute of Government, which published his book, Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States in February 2012.
As the right steps up its attacks, Obama's Affordable Care Act should be championed as a key remedy to the continued economic uncertainty facing American families.
The progressive campaign to win health reform was several years in the making and based on a well-developed and resourced plan, from which other progressive campaigns can learn.
The success of Michael Bloomberg's $69 million race for Mayor of New York against Mark Green was widely seen as a setback for campaign finance reform. But the Bloomberg campaign demonstrated the limits of campaign finance reform under the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Constitution, not its failure.