Some comments from a candidate

Politics and entertainment would both be better served if candidates stopped reciting their boring position papers in speeches and debates, and talked a bit more directly. Example, via IBD:

“Government cannot take care of you. You’ve got to take care of yourself.” He said the marketplace, not the government “nanny state,” needs to do the work of fixing the nation’s health care problems. He said that “We’ve got to solve our health care problem with American principles, not the principles of socialism.”…

“Americans believe in free-market solutions to the challenges we face, and I believe we can reduce costs, expand access to, and improve the quality of health care by increasing competition. America’s health care system is being dragged down by decades of government-imposed mandates and wasteful, unaccountable bureaucracy.”…

“I don’t care what Michael Moore says in his movie,” he said. “I’ve never had anybody ask me for help to get into a Cuban hospital or a Canadian hospital or an English hospital. They all want to come to America. So let’s take what’s right about our system and let’s improve it.”

IBD noted: As Stuart Rothenberg, a classic Washington insider, put it, “It may resonate with Republicans, but in the general election, Democrats will paint this as status quo.” Maybe so, but at least it’s a somewhat more interesting discussion.

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