is the wisest course for the long run and voters seem to agree. There's no downside to pushing for a better bailout, except pressure from lobbyists and campaign donors. Surely Dems can find some courage to stand up to them.
Not to be a wet blanket, but Zell Miller, Joe Lieberman, Ben Nelson and similar Dems should remind us that reaching the magic number of 60 Dems in Congress doesn't guarantee Dem success on critical issues like health care reform.
Republicans know who our DINO Dems are in the Senate and will waste no time in bringing pressure to bear on critical votes.
IMHO, don't count on them and, unless Dem leadership gets some real commitment from them, don't waste money on getting more of them elected to office.
McCain and GOP strategists are looking very bad to voters right now.
Who knows why they've bungled it so badly? Maybe they just miscalculated the ire of voters and the growing immunity to GOP scare tactics and propaganda.
I spent yesterday canvassing a GOP neighborhood. Those folks aren't happy, they don't like McCain but they don't want to talk about it. A few will switch to Obama (mostly women voters) but the rest are so disillusioned w/ McCain they don't know what to do. Hopefully they'll stay home on election day.
the uninsured, not so much. As someone posted elsewhere in this thread, hospitals have been and will continue to turn away those who have no health insurance. Here in our town, the mega hospitals who want more money from the government are busy sending patients to the public hospitals and investing in building new mega hospitals for wealthy sheiks in the ME. Giving them more money via FMAP will add more to hospitals' bottom line, but isn't likely to help those who have no insurance.
Real health care reform that helps hospitals and individuals is the only long term solution.
There's nothing exemplary in Palin's record that makes her remotely eligible to serve as Veep. She's being criticized because she's not qualified and is allowing herself to be used as a "token" woman candidate.