Impressions: The 8:30 Edition
Next question is about voting procedures. Chads and all that.
Biden gets his 30-second "YouTube-style" video. But it's not YouTube-style. It's just a commercial.
Now two voters ask whether the candidates would work for the minimum wage. Another damned gimmick. How does this make us look?
A musical question about taxes with a musical punchline: "I got a parking ticket last week would one of you pardon me?" Point made. No need for the candidates to blather.
Now we have a question asking whether taxes will increase when Democrats get into office as "usually" happens. Is that true?
8:46. Finally, we get to health care. Cooper says they were overwhelmed with questions on the topic and so they give us a medley.
Obama says his mother spent the last years of her life wondering how she would pay for her cancer treatments. He and Edwards argue on who mandates universal coverage. Edwards tells of a man who could not get his cleft palate fixed until he was 51 years old. Clinton says it is a "national disgrace" that we have the health care we do and she "has the scars to show for" working on health care in 93 and 94; she says that "universal health care is a national value."
Cooper tries to go to another question about health care for illegal immigrants and Dodd properly gets mad saying that health care is too important an issue and all the candidates should at least have a chance to talk. Cooper just repeats the question. That does not improve the quality of the debate. It adds to the cacophony of it.
Obama: "I think in every single question you've heard, we've seen cynicism about change" in America.
We come to a close with another twinkie question asking what "in god we trust" means. Jeesh. Can't we talk about the job of the presidency?
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