If you could ask McCain anything, what would it be?

Granted, I’ll be back in the cheap seats this afternoon, so I won’t be talking. But, if you had the chance, what would you ask? I’m trying to do some pre-writing and would like some help anticipating what will come up.


  1. Kathryn says:

    Senator McCain’s health care proposals may increase the number of individuals who are unable to purchase insurance for themselves. He provides for that possibility by including a Guaranteed Access Plan (GAP) to be administered by the states for higher risk individuals. Since the states will assume the risk for persons in the GAP pool, insurers will have fewer liabilities.

    Doesn’t this amount to simultaneous corporate welfare and socialized medicine, as well as another unfunded mandate on state revenues?

  2. I’d ask, “What happened to the John McCain who ran in 2000?”

  3. Kathryn – “may increase?” Can you help me out with crystal ball links on this one?

    Grumps – I know part of the answer to that one because it happened to me, too. I have a feeling you are thinking of something else. Care to elaborate?

  4. Kathryn says:

    I was trying to be polite. It would probably be more accurate to say it would increase the number of uninsured. Employers are already looking for ways to decrease health care costs for employees, the refundable tax credit would give them an out; they can drop coverage all together. Without group coverage, a lot of people will be hard to insure or uninsurable because of pre-existing conditions or health history. He appears to recognize the situation and wants to do something about it, but he’s not there yet.


    The myth/fact section toward the bottom is particularly wishy-washy. The “facts” don’t really address the “myth.”

    As for who are the uninsurable, it could be any of us. The following is anecdotal, but it is well-written, easy to follow.

    Chances are you can hear a similar story from someone you know–a hairdresser, small business owner, laid-off factory worker.

    I’m not saying anyone has a better solution than McCain, but I think there must be a better way. This way sounds like people will be uncovered (he’s working with governors) or we get to pay twice–once with our insurance dollar, and once with our tax dollar.

  5. My question would be simple:

    Why did you fight President Bush so hard on the issue of torture if in reality you were going to flip when the going got tough?

  6. My question is “If you are elected President, what makes you think the Democrats will send you any legislation that looks anything at all like what you propose…unless you go over to their side?”

    Remember…the President only signs or vetoes legislation. The candidates are just blowing smoke about what “they” will do!

  7. Winegirl says:

    I don’t pay much attention to what the candidates “propose” since we all know how far most proposals get after everyone in Washington has a whack at them. I look at the candidate’s intelligence, integrity, education, decision making ability and temperament. The ability to sort out fact from the fiction and make a valid, rational decision that is in the best interest of the country is foremost. I don’t want another lap dog in the office.