Barack Obama on John McCain's Healthcare Plan
Barack Obama talking about John McCain's health care plan tells voters "you don't have to boo, just vote!."
"John McCain's own advisor said, 'If we keep talking about the economy we will lose.' That's why I keep talking about the economy." - Barack Obama
And talk about the economy Barack does, all across the country for the last two years. But often it's useful to break the economy down into smaller issues. Take healthcare, for instance. One real result of this struggling economy is that many Americans are just one illness away from bankruptcy. Many more are struggling under the costs of rising insurance premiums, having to make hard choices between medicine and food, or a doctor's appointment and a tank of gas.
John McCain just doesn't seem to get it. He rails against Barack's proposals, claiming that Barack wants bigger government, but as Barack told a crowd at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia today, "We don't need bigger government, we need better government."
In front of a crowd of over 8,000 folks (according to JMU Police Sergeant Frank Stilson) Barack laid out the differences between his healthcare plan and John McCain's. And as Barack said when some folks reacted negatively (and audibly) to McCain's plans for our healthcare system - "You don't have to boo, just vote!"
October 28th, 2008
En route to Norfolk, VA