President Barack Obama said Friday Democrats were poised to make history after a century struggling for health care reform, as party leaders claimed momentum ahead of a vital weekend vote. Obama will intensify his vote-whipping operation on Capitol Hill on Saturday, meeting House of Representatives Democrats, a day before they are expected to vote on the most sweeping social reform bill in decades. After months of setbacks, bitter partisanship and legislative logjams, Obama appeared triumphant Friday, rekindling the spirit of change which powered his euphoric 2008 election campaign but has been dimmed by the slog of government. “Right now, we are at the point where we are going to do something historic this weekend,” Obama said, at a rally in Virginia, billed as a rousing climax to his plan to offer health care to 32 million uninsured Americans. “In just a few days, a century-long struggle will culminate in an historic vote,” Obama said, as 8,500 supporters chanted his campaign theme “Yes We Can” in a sports arena in northern Virginia. The White House said Obama had held 64 meetings or telephone calls with wavering members of Congress on health care reform. On Capitol Hill, Democratic leaders kept up the…
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