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News :: Social Welfare
Obama in Second Place: PAUL KRUGMAN - Health Plan; FRANK RICH +
04 Jun 2007
KRUGMAN: The Obama health care plan is better than I feared but not as comprehensive as I would have liked.

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Obama in Second Place

By PAUL KRUGMAN
Published: June 4, 2007

One of the lessons journalists should have learned from the 2000 election campaign is that what a candidate says about policy isn’t just a guide to his or her thinking about a specific issue — it’s the best way to get a true sense of the candidate’s character.

Do you remember all the up-close-and-personals about George W. Bush, and what a likeable guy he was? Well, reporters would have had a much better fix on who he was and how he would govern if they had ignored all that, and focused on the raw dishonesty and irresponsibility of his policy proposals.

That’s why I’m not interested in what sports the candidates play or speculation about their marriages. I want to hear about their health care plans — not just for the substance, but to get a sense of what kind of president each would be. Would they hesitate and triangulate, or would they push hard for real change?

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Posted by mparent7777 Marc Parent CCNWON

Labels: Blue Dog Democrats, Bush, Edwards Barack Obama, Health Care, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, News, PAUL KRUGMAN, Politics, President 2008



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