Says this AP article.
I'd quibble with the AP about the source of the opposition, as Republicans don't comprise nearly 60% of the country. But instead...hooray, the wicked plan is dead!
Glenn Reynolds warns of a feint. While the proposal has always been dishonest, if that turns out to be the case and it is somehow slipped surreptiously into a bill, I predict rioting.
Update: A public option by any other name... This fight is not over.