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 Post subject: Prescription for a Democratic Win
PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:26 pm 
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[url=http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20080825_prescription_for_a_democratic_win/]Prescription for a Democratic Win
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As Barack Obama moves into the Democratic National Convention, he should speak out more clearly and forcefully on an issue that clearly distinguishes him from his do-nothing opponent—national health insurance.

Nothing illustrates John McCain’s dedication to laissez-faire economics more than his plan to change, although not to improve, a health insurance system that now increasingly fails to meet the needs of Americans.

And nothing illustrates Obama’s failure so far to put some meat on his campaign than his inability to nail McCain on this issue and to speak specifically and powerfully about his own excellent plan, which he announced early in the campaign.

Public opinion polls show the contest to be about even. News media analysts portray this as evidence that Obama has stalled and is even faltering in the face of assaults by that journalistic favorite, McCain.

Actually, as the Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll noted, Obama is doing as well or better than the last two Democratic nominees, Al Gore and John Kerry, at this point. Kerry was leading President George W. Bush 46 percent to 44 percent, a statistical tie, and Gore trailed Bush 48 percent to 39 percent in a comparable pre-convention period

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