Thursday's HOT MIC

Thursday's HOT MIC

Everyone wants a free pony, until they realize each pony is sick, and they don't get to pick which one they get.

A new poll once again proved that Bernie Sanders' single-payer health care proposal would be dead in the water, if voters understood exactly what it meant. Here's NBC News:

The public is divided over a single-payer health care system, with 47 percent favoring such an approach and 46 percent opposing it.

But when supporters are told that all health care costs would be covered under a single-payer system — but that it would eliminate employer plans and that there would be only one government plan — the numbers move to 36 percent favor, 55 percent oppose.

Democrats with their eyes on the 2020 presidential race have endorsed Sanders' plan, but their counterparts up for re-election next year have been much more hesitant. Here's why the single-payer push is a huge electoral mistake for Democrats.