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Clinton Plans Md. Appearance on Sunday

New York Sen. Hillary Clinton's campaign has announced that she will appear in Bowie on Sunday, at a "Solutions For America" Town Hall. The candidate will be at Bowie State University's Leonida James Gymnasium at 7:30 p.m. Joining her will be National Campaign Co-Chair Weldon Latham, State Chairman Governor Martin O'Malley, National Co-Chair of Veterans for Hillary Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Maryland Secretary of Aging Gloria G. Lawlah, Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson and his predecessor Wayne Curry. Doors open at 4.

The candidate will hold events in Virginia earlier in the day, at noon in Manassas and at 4 p.m. in Roanoke. Her husband Bill Clinton will be crisscrossing Maryland, attending services at Greater Mt. Nebo AME Church in Upper Marlboro at 11 a.m., visiting Renaissance Gardens at Charlestown in Catonsville at 1 p.m, stopping by the Battle Grove Democratic Club in Baltimore at 2:30 and visiting Leisure World in Silver Spring at 5:30.

Illinois Sen. Barack Obama already had announced rallies in Baltimore and College Park on Monday. They are vying for the region's vote in Tuesday's Potomac Primary in Maryland, Virginia and the District.

By Anne Bartlett  |  February 8, 2008; 10:50 PM ET
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Bottom Line:

Like all of you. I know that health care is the most critical, and important issue facing the American people. Now, and in the coming elections. And like the vast majority of the American people, I want HR 676 (Medicare For All) passed into law NOW! "Single payer, Tax Supported, Not For Profit, True Universal Health Care" free for all as a right. Like every other developed country in the world has. See:

"HR 676:
For church goers: less money to insur. companies and more to the church- lots more.
Srs on Medicare: save way over $100/wk. Because no more medigap, long term care & dental insur. needed. No more drug bills."

But if we the American people fail to bring enough pressure on our current politicians to get HR 676 passed into law before the elections. We will have to identify, and replace all the politicians standing in the way of passage of HR 676. And, I think the best first place to start is with the politicians that blocked the bipartisan SCHIP bills for the kids. Passed by congress four times.

But what about the President. It was Bush after all that blocked the bipartisan SCHIP bill passed by congress to assure more health coverage for Americas kids. So which of the presidential hopefuls do I think will be most supportive of implementing the demand of the majority of the American people to have HR 676 (Medicare For All) passed into law immediately!

We have some very fine presidential candidates who would make good presidents. But none of the top Presidential candidates directly support HR 676, the only true Universal Health Care plan. So I am supporting Hillary Clinton. She is the only top candidate that has ever actually fought for universal health care before.

I have enormous admiration, and respect for Hillary Clinton. She fought a pitched battle against overwhelming odds back in 1993. To prevent this disastrous health care crisis that is now devastating the American people, and America. She fought so hard for the American people that she risk almost completely destroying her husbands presidency. I haven't forgotten her heroic effort. If any Presidential hopeful for universal health care deserves my support, it's her.

Also, if we the American people fail to bring enough pressure on our government to give us HR 676 which we all so desperately need NOW! Then we will need the most skilled politician we can get on our side to broker the best health care plan for the American people that we can get. Though it will be less than we need, and less than we deserve. The politician I think to best do this is Hillary Clinton. The Clinton's are probably the most skilled politicians in American history.

The insurance industry, and medical industry that has been ripping you off, and killing you has given Hillary Clinton so much money because they fear her. They have also given Barack Obama so much money because they fear Hillary Clinton. They think they can manipulate Barack Obama against the best interest of the American people better than they can manipulate Hillary Clinton. There is no race issue with Hillary Clinton. The Clinton's are the poster family for how African Americans want white people to be towards African Americans.

As always, African Americans are suffering, and dieing in this health care crisis at a much higher rate than any other group in America. The last time there was any significant drop in the African American death rate was when Bill Clinton was president.

My fellow Americans, you are dieing needlessly at an astounding rate. In higher numbers than any other people in the developed world. Rich, and poor a like. Insured, and uninsured. Young, and old. Men, women, children, and babies. And we the American people must stop it. And fix it NOW! Keep Fighting!!! Never! give up hope. There are millions of lives at stake. Bless you all... You are doing great!

Posted by: jacksmith | February 9, 2008 3:57 AM | Report abuse

I love that Hillary is prepared to do all these Q&A sessions starting from NH all the way to having the Voices Across America National Town Hall Q&A session with all the Super Tuesdat states. If she became President then this should be a regular part of her Presidency as it allows the President to keep in touch with what the public are thinking about policy rather than what the biassed press is impossing & it gives the public an opportunity therefore to shape the direction of policy.

If anyone is participating in the next Town Hall, please can you expand the discussion on foreign policy beyong Iraq & Iran by bringing up the issue of nuclear non proliferation to national discussion. To prevent more countries from wanting to develop nuclear weapons, the US should
hold diplomatic disrmament talks with other countries owning nuclear weapons, including Israle to be fair, to promise not to develop any future nuclear weapons to prevent another arms race like in the Cold War. Although I know all countries owning nuclear weapons want to manintain a deterrent, they should still work to dismantle some nuclear weapons as well so other countries feel less threatned. Please ask her if she'll support this position which she has advocated on an article with the Chicargo Tribune, which I would like to become one of the highest foreign policy objectives which would improve relations in the middle east especially, and would make the world safer.

Posted by: Rekha | February 9, 2008 5:27 AM | Report abuse

Unfortunately, I think it would be naive for all of us to think that free healthcare or univeral healthcare would actually be free. In Europe, everyone has healthcare, but, there is a long wait to see doctors and specialists, the taxes are at 50%. I think we need better than what we have, but I also believe that it needs to balance needs for affordability. I want everyone to be protected-but in teh end, I dont see it being "free" without it being paid for by the working class for those that can not afford it whether it be elderly, children or those that wont or cant work. I see it as a delicate balance.

Posted by: Lisa | February 9, 2008 8:41 AM | Report abuse

Health care is not free, and so is universal health care. Instead, the advantage is that the cost is averaged by both the healthy and sick, and that there is less incentive to make excess profit. Therefore, the cost becomes more affordable. This should be so given that the demand for health care is inelastic (If you need medical attention, you will get medical attention.)

Hillary's plan is sound. Obama is a no-starter (please analyze his plan and his reasoning and you will know what I mean). If health care is important for you, then Hillary is it.

Posted by: CP Cook | February 9, 2008 9:50 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Rekha | February 9, 2008 05:27 AM

And well they should ask these questions of the candidate, unfortunately Obama monopolizes the time at his rallies and rarely entertains questions from the audience, much less says anything past his memorized speech of "hope."

People don't need hope, they need to be helped. This country needs action, not words.

Posted by: Vic | February 9, 2008 11:58 AM | Report abuse

Two comments. First, WP, if you need some photos of Sen. Clinton, to balance those of Obama that you constantly have on the homepage or the home of the politics page, I'm sure there are some to be had. Please put some effort into fairness. It's terribly uneven coverage and I'm sure the media researchers are going to come out with a scathing study after this primary. You still have time to save face.

Second, I was talking with a very conservative catholic friend in Arlington. She likes Huckabee but knows he can't win. We started talking about Sen. Clinton and her strong feeling that health care is a "moral right". At the end of the conversation she was able to see past party lines to understand that we must vote for the candidate who can and will actually improve the conditions in our country and abroad. There is only one candidate who understands the issues and can work within the existing system to make the change needed. She happens to be a woman.

Posted by: susie | February 9, 2008 1:47 PM | Report abuse

I looked at Donna Edward's mailer this morning. There is an extensive quote from Terry Cavanagh, Executive Director of SEIU which is making an "independent" expenditure of $560,000 on TV ads attacking Wynn this weekend. Donna Edwards and SEIU are not independent; for, they are one and the same. Anybody that advocates voting for Donna Edwards has not learned the lessons of Watergate.

Posted by: Robin Ficker Broker Robin Realty | February 9, 2008 3:22 PM | Report abuse

Will America Reject Experience and "Gamble" on Change?

If we accept Change, and he fails, it one be one disaster after another.

Bush 8 yrs, plus 4 yrs of Obama... WOW!

Posted by: PDC | February 9, 2008 11:51 PM | Report abuse

Go Hillary! I hope people will not get carried away by HUGE RALLIES which in terms of content only try to attract a bandwagon type of emotional hypes. Ultimately, in the end it is like a marketing strategy---that you have been ripped off!

Vote with your head second only to your heart. Otherwise all of us will be caught empty handed.

CHOOSE WISELY, THE MESSAGE OF HILLARY HAS A DEEPER CONTENT. Hillary just does not have that kind of powerful speech that Obama likes to capitalize on whom he can appeal to. But sad if he is drawing a lot of attention.

I really hope people will be wiser.
HILLARY has the ability to tactfully handle the delicate issues and problems AMERICA face globally. WE need a leader who will not antagonize world leaders globally / we need friends . American cannnot afford to make more enemies of the world. WE need to cultivate peace.


Posted by: LA Cla | February 10, 2008 10:51 AM | Report abuse

A vote for Huckabee is a vote for Slick Willy, putting him one step closer to putting his hand below the bible, with his wife's above it on Jan 20 2009. Keep it up you Hucksters.

Posted by: scott | February 10, 2008 10:58 AM | Report abuse

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