"People don't like privatization," Baucus said yesterday. "They don't like the president's plan. It's my sense that the president is going to find that reaction as well, even after he's making this big swing.
"And that's basically because the arguments have been made. People have a pretty good idea of the effect of the president's proposal. They know Social Security faces long-term challenges. And people are very dependent on Social Security, so they take a good hard close look at the proposals that the president and others have put forward. And they're very conservative about them."