Saturday, May 03, 2008

Politicians and Health Care

OK... let me state for the record I'm a Clinton supporter and I will vote for Clinton or Obama. So, that said...

This morning the news media has suddenly decided to discuss the candidates health care plans. I've look at Obama and Clinton's plans, and I think I like Obama's better, but both are universal.

McCain has been talking about his plan and frankly, it just ticks me off to hear him.. This guy has been an elected representatitve since when? 1982. Let me save you the trouble of looking it up - I already did. He did two terms in the House of Representatives and in 1986 was elected to the senate. And in all of those years he never felt the urge to do something about health care. Suddenly, he's running for president and now he's all concerned about the "American family." Please, give me a break. He's concerned about being president.

Obviously, Hillary is the only one of them that can rightfully claim a long term interest in health care.  But, Obama hasn't been an elected official long enough to have had much of a chance to do anything.

But McCain... please... he's had more than 20 years of solid experience - I'm generously giving him a break for being new and uncertain of things the first 6 years he was in office.

When people start pretending to have a big concern about something they've never noticed in 25 plus years prior I'm more than a little suspicious.