September 30, 2008

Senator McCain sits down with the editorial board of the Des Moines Register and gets stumped by one of the best questions I've heard asked of him so far this campaign.

"Throughout your adult life, am I right, as a veteran and a member of Congress and now someone over sixty five, throughout your adult life have you been covered by a taxpayer-financed health care plan?

Think of the brilliance of this question: McCain has received "government-run" health care his entire life, and I'm sure he's never had a single complaint. If "government-run" health care is so inefficient and wasteful, how has it served him so effectively for over thirty years? If it's good enough for him, why isn't it good enough for the 40 million Americans who desperately need it and are forced to live without it? I'm always amazed at how successful the Republicans are at convincing voters they don't want something that clearly works well, and something that they themselves have no problem taking advantage of.

Flipping through a few of the other clips I can't help but notice that McCain is becoming increasingly hostile. Check them out and tell me I'm wrong.

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