Have you done a poll of all your friends, family, and neighbors? If you have, that would be quite odd but commendable I suppose.
Dental is actually surprisingly affordable when bundled with everything else. It's the bundling that we need to push for. And yes, dental is important. So is vision. So is mental health. Hillary's plan addresses all three of those areas. To my knowledge, Barack Obama's does not.
This whole "I may never see a benefit from health insurance" attitude is EXACTLY the reason we need universal mandates. Too many naive people will opt out of the system and raise the prices for everyone else.
But I think the point of the diary is that even though you and I may not think Obama is really capable of handling these issues or wouldn't be as effective as Hillary, we need to bite the bullet and vote for him against McCain anyway. The stakes are too high, and McCain won't even try to fix these problems. At least an Obama administration wouldn't stand in the way of progress.
Let's say Hillary loses the nomination, we can always support her for Senate Majority Leader where she will be able to push her agenda (including health care). President Obama wouldn't stand in the way of much of her agenda, but President McCain certainly would.
There have been a few articles (most recently a NY Times piece) trying to get the "dirt" on Chelsea from her friends.
Everyone says the same: she is a lovely, fiercely loyal (like her mother) young woman, intensely private (understandable), hard-working at everything she does, and a huge wonk (like both her parents). No one has anything bad to say.
IIRC, there was also something in the Times piece about how even though she had a professional advantage because of her name going into her job, she built her reputation by diving into her tasks, working long hours, and impressing her colleagues with her work products. Who does that sound like?
She also supports the ballet.
Yeah - that was the first time I've heard ANYONE mention dental!!!
And for someone claiming the mount of Paul Wellstone, you would think the Obama camp would include mental health parity in their plan (one of Wellstone's major legislative goals, which has still not passed). But no.