Asked whether she had any concern that Democrats could be punished in the 2010 midterm election the way the party was in 1994 after former President Bill Clinton tried and failed to achieve health care reform, Pelosi said things are different now.
“I think the American people want us to perform,” Pelosi said. “They need this. This is urgent. It's urgent in terms of their health, the economic stability of their families, and they want to see Democratic majorities in the House and Senate and a Democratic president in the White House to show that we can work together to have a positive impact on their lives by removing the instability that the uncertainty of access to health care causes for America’s families.”