I think the solution — if you want to call it that — that the president offered for the insurance cancellation flap is the most that can be done without getting Congress involved, and the least that can be done without chucking in the towel and opening a vein on live TV.
What I found most interesting in the press conference — aside from the guy who asked the question about Iran — was that the president was willing to take the rap for the misstatements about keeping your old policy and taking it for the team. Try getting something like that out of either George W. Bush or Dick Cheney. Hell, Cheney would have blamed it on the people who had the nerve to question their insurance policy in the first place.
As for the politics and the damage it might do to the Democrats next year, maybe they should learn a few things from the Republicans, who are masters at screwing things up and still finding ways to get re-elected. Of course, they have no capacity to feel any shame, which is something the Democrats have an abundance of even if it’s not their fault.