Flash forward 22 years:
“What about the public option?” a man called out, interrupting the president in an exchange that seemed momentarily to throw Mr. Obama off stride by forcing him to depart from the remarks he was reading off a TelePrompTer.
“That’s not in it!” Mr. Obama called back.
“Why not?” the man replied.
“Because we couldn’t get it through Congress, that’s why,” Mr. Obama said.