Barack Obama is, frankly, not thinking big enough about a lot of issues. Health care is just the latest. The next Democratic president will have a Democratic House and Senate and the chance to not only undo the most recent disastrous conservative government, but an unprecedented opportunity to move the ball down the field. It's honestly not the time for small ideas and small steps. It's possible that Sen. Obama is thinking this small because transformative talk from a black candidate may be too much for America - too much too soon. But I don't think that's much of an honest excuse.