President Obama will meet today with Tom Daschle, the man the President originally wanted as his healthcare point man.

Daschle's nomination, of course, was derailed by questions about taxes.

Daschle's known as much for his knowledge of Senate intricacies as the details of healthcare policy, so it's not coincidence that the former Senate Majority Leader is meeting with the White House just as Democrats are deciding whether to use budget reconciliation to pass a reform package.

Appearing on Meet the Press last Sunday, Daschle said the chances of reform were 50-50.