Monday, September 17, 2007

Hillary's Health

We're just waiting for Hillary Clinton to show up here at what's supposed to be the unveiling of her health care plan at Broadlawn's in Des Moines. The room is packed, not just from the people. It's stuffy. Stuffed and stuffy, actually. The campaign has wall-sized backdrops, surely for the benefit of the tv cameras.

The Senator is late arriving. She almost always is. Although she is coming from Chicago. She left Senator Tom Harkin's Steak Fry nearby in Indianola late yesterday to fly to Chicago last night. Then she flies back to Des Moines. Such is the life of a major candidate. They don't want to waste time. Well, they don't want to waste the candidate's time.

While I'm waiting, some final thoughts on the Steak Fry. Obama, Edwards and Clinton clearly had a huge numbers advantage. They had way more supporters down in front of the stage. Obama's camp claims 3,000. I haven't heard numbers from others.

When Clinton finished speaking, hundreds, if not more, of her people moved out from in front. Same thing when Obama and Edwards finished. Richardson followed Obama. Dodd followed Clinton. Biden followed Edwards. I wonder what was going through their minds as they watched so many people leave as they got ready to speak? How can that not be deflating this late in the campaign?


The Real Sporer said...

What about government control health care, publicly financed elections, speech regulated by the "thought" commissars of the "Fairness Doctrine" sure sounds like pretty large strides down the road of totalitarian socialism?

How not?

Mitch Henry said...

I heard someone once say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Well, if that's true, the Democrats must be nuts. At a time when 47 million Americans are uninsured, they're considering nominating Hillary Clinton, the one candidate whose failed attempt set back efforts to get universal health care by at least a decade. With all due respect, Clinton's experience doesn't mean she'll know how to manipulate the system better this time, it just means the insurance and drug companies, who have given her campaign millions, will know exactly how to stop her.

Mitch Henry said...

Hillary Clinton is the second largest recipient in the U.S. Senate of campaign contributions by the health care and drug lobby in Washington.