"If we vote on it, it will go down." Well, it CAN'T pass if you don't vote on it. If you really believe in the Simpson-Bowles commission's recommendations, put it on the floor, and see who opposes it. Anyone voting "No" will show that eliminating the deficit is not his priority. I think what this is about isn't that it wouldn't pass on a floor vote. I think it's about a majority of his party's caucus opposing it, and he doesn't want to embarrass them, and the president, in an election year.