Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Obama, Health Care, and Michael Moore

Obama is a smart guy. If Michael Moore's next movie, Sicko, which criticizes the US health-care system, has anywhere near the effect that his last movie did, then this will be the hot-button issue after Iraq in the upcoming presidential election.

Try to go back and remember what it was like when Fahrenheit 9/11 came out—not only did it make tons of money, it got everyone talking about the failures of the Bush administration as well as some rather shadowy stuff that happened surrounding 9/11.

Put the two together—the movie comes out on June 29 and Obama has been making this his secondary issue (everything will be secondary to Iraq in this campaign) for a while now, as he campaigns for universal health care.

Anyway, here is an article that kind of links them together. It's nice to see something on the news after you've thought it out and considered it as a rather plausible idea.

This issue, and the effect the movie has on voters, could catapult Obama past Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary.

Like I said, Obama is a smart man.

Speaking of Obama, I like the way he answered this question in Sunday's debate. While most of the candidates gave BS answers (and I'm sure many took Obama's answer for the same) to the question of whether English should be the official language of the US, he replied:

Sens. Barack Obama, D-Ill., and Chris Dodd, D-Conn., saw the question for what it was and refused to answer. Obama said that "this is the kind of question that is designed precisely to divide us" and urged his colleagues to instead refocus their attention on coming up with a legal and sensible immigration policy. When the immigration debate gets sidetracked by such questions, Obama said, "we do a disservice to the American people."

He isn't just BSing about the unity thing, he's really serious about it. I want this man as my president, especially since there is nothing worth voting for in Guatemala.


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