I have no problem with the decision to separate the infrastructure bill from Build Back Better. Tactically it made sense then and even more sense now. And as for Manchin, his decision comes as no surprise, although I was a bit surprised he would announce it on FOX. Is it time to consign Build Back Better to bed? Is it time to permanentIly write off Manchin? Not yet. Things can change, including a repackaging of the bill. What has been missing from this fight from the start has been the footprint of millions. And that is a subject that I’m addressing in a much longer post that will appear either later today or early am tomorrow. I’m sure you will wait for it with bated breath!