Before I get to Schieffer, here’s the latest whip count from FireDogLake.com
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This means the best case scenario at this point has Pelosi with 204 votes, which means she has to peel 12 votes from the “no” side to get to the magic 216.
Moving on, CBS’s Bob Schieffer said this morning on The Early Show it “may take waterboarding” for Democrats to get the votes they need for Obamacare



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Early Show co-host Erica Hill: … White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was on your show yesterday saying he believes this is going to pass. No real surprise there that he would say that, yet the top vote counter, Democratic vote counter in the House, says “look we still don’t have the votes.” Is the WH overly optimistic at this point?
Schieffer: Well, Jim Clyburn, the Democrat who said that they don’t have the votes yet, I take him at his word. I don’t know any independent vote counter who thinks that they have the votes now. Now Speaker Pelosi, and Robert Gibbs, David Axelrod from the WH are all saying by the end of the week they will have the votes. I think that’s going to be a tall fence to climb because they are really going to have to twist some arms. I mean it might take more than arm-twisting with some of the Democrats who voted against this the first time around. It may take waterboarding or something of that nature, but they, they seem confident that they can do that. I think we’re just going to have to wait and see because Erica, these Democrats don’t know yet how much this bill is going to cost, they don’t know exactly who’s going to pay the taxes – there is no question some taxes are going up on this. And until they get a clearer outline of exactly what’s in this bill, I just don’t think you can say whether or not they’re going to be able to get these votes. We’ll find out later in the week, but right now I just don’t think you can say.