COLUMN: Missouri's Proposition C vote yields wide range of political effect

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | 12:01 a.m. CDT; updated 2:50 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Primarily along party lines, the political feedback for Missouri's overwhelming rejection of the insurance mandate in the new health care law by a nearly 3 to 1 margin has ranged from euphoria to angry denial with a few yawns tossed in for good measure. As expected, Republicans applauded the vote as the launching of a national trend while the administration dismissed it as meaningless.