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February 01, 2008

Super Tuesday, 4 Not-So-Super Candidates and How Healthcare Might Have been Saved

Posted in: Around the Globe with Gabe

Super Tuesday is almost upon us, and I am feeling more depressed than ever at the state of our political landscape. How many elections have we gone through hearing the same rhetoric only to leave us disappointed malcontents? Buzz words are the name of the game this year… yeah I know Washington is broken, yeah I know we need change…. but aren’t these the same people that have been in Washington supposedly trying to make changes? If we really wanted to fix Washington and have change, we should drum up a few random folks who have never held political office long enough to be comprimised, stick their asses in Washington, and be rid of these baffoons with their slick hair, fake smiles and gestures, and verbal diarrhea. That would be change!

Universal healthcare, as it has been for the last 3 presidential campaigns, is a hot button topic. Everyone’s got a plan or an idea… like usual. Maybe if these presidential hopefuls took their millions in campaign money and used it to serve the people instead of swooning the people we could have had it already. Let’s explore this further, shall we?

Of candidates who have dropped out of the race so far, the money they raised was approximately $200 million! Leading that category were Rudy Giuliani and John Edwards at approximately $61 and $44 million respectively. Do you think we could have given some healthcare to a few Americans with that money? How bout the $115 million Hillary has raised? How bout the $80 million Barack raised? How bout the 86 Romney raised? Or how bout the 38 McCain has raised?

How sick (no pun intended) of a country are we to let this injustice happen while actually putting a bumper sticker on our cars, or a sign in our lawns to support this corruption? Oh surely we want change…BUT AT WHAT PRICE ARE WE WILLING TO PAY FOR IT?

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