The PBS Newshour has by far the best political commentary with the Mark Shields, David Brooks, Jim Lehrer trio. So the entire video above is worth watching.

But the noteworthy section for the purposes of this post comes at minute 8:17 through to the end, where Mark Shields bets a nice dinner that Republicans will NOT run on the health care repeal platform. He understands intuitively what behavioral economists tell us through research, that the prospect of losing something you already have outweighs the prospect of receiving something you haven’t yet acquired.

Given how painful passing health care reform has been, the idea of un-passing it seems entirely untenable. Loss aversion will “kill the repeal.”

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