I need to ask at this point, how many CCers have had health coverage issues and what were they? I do not mean this in any negative form...many of you know we were military to just recently and have never dealt with US Health Care (had to deal with NHS in the UK when we lived there). I feel as if I am living in a vacuum and I am not getting the healthcare issue. Not one family member that I know of (all in the private sector, some are retired on Medicaid) places this on the top of their list. My mom is 70 yrs old, single and retired using Medicaid and in laws too do not have this anywhere the top of their list. AS a matter of fact they believe both candidates programs are just talking points. So I would love to hear from people who will actually be affected by the health care promises of why they believe either candidate can pass this through. I am with my Mom and in-laws, nothing will occur, maybe it is because we all vividly remember Hillary and Bill with them trying to push it through in 93.
Again, I am not trying to be antagonistic, but I just feel realistically that talking about Health Care reform is taking up oxygen and can't understand that anyone can believe after @15 yrs and every President promising it, that the hill would ever change any law, thus it is a not realistic reason to pull the lever. I have lived a nice life and healthcare hasn't been an issue for me, but my niece and nephew who both have medical issues (1 since bith CP, the other with scoliosis & hearing issues) have had no problems with healthcare, (Nephews folks are self employed and do not complain about their coverage, Neices folks are everyday middle class, plus the folks...even my ex sister-in-law does not complain about how much she pays for Cobra)
Now back to the OP...
IMHO Keating 5 has less traction, but will vbe pulled out tonight just as Ayers.
I believe Keating 5 would be stupi for Obama to pull out since McCain ill quickly say and the democratic investigator siad I should have never been put into the bunch, but he will than flip it on Obama saying how could you have allowed your 1st political position be launched in AYers home? That puts Obama in an awkward position...he can't deny that he had been Ayers home for a political event and he can't justify to the avg. American why you would ever have stepped foot in the house. The only way to answer McCain would be to deflect and change.
I also believe that there are no independents left...I think if you told them to be in the audience you have to vote what you would in Nov, they have made their decision. If you haven't right now, I am not sure you will at any point in the next 4 yrs not regret the lever you pulled
Last edited by bulletandpima; 10-07-2008 at 01:45 PM.