The last Obama-Clinton debate drew little blood, but we noted a few factual claims that could use correcting or clarifying: Read the rest of this entry »
Obama and Clinton ads both claim all Americans would be covered by their health plans. Clinton’s would come close from Factcheck.orgFebruary 27, 2008
They’ve Got You Covered?
February 14, 2008
Updated: February 15, 2008
Obama and Clinton ads both claim all Americans would be covered by their health plans. Clinton’s would come close.
In television ads, Clinton’s campaign says her health care plan is the only one that will provide universal coverage, while Obama says his plan will cover all Americans, too. We find:
- Obama is being misleading Read the rest of this entry »
There was a moment at Monday night’s Democratic presidential debate where Sen. Hillary Clinton expressed frustration that it was hard to have a “straight up” discussion with Sen. Barack Obama because he allegedly keeps shifting his stances on issues. (Bet that’s not the first time she’s said that to a charismatic politician.)
She said that Obama once endorsed a single-payer healthcare system. Obama said he didn’t. The reasons this did-too, did-not dispute matters are twofold.
Clinton is trying to knock Obama’s halo off. It’s hard to be the standard bearer of “change” and a different kind of politics if you’re revealed to be another politician who opportunistically takes up and drops positions like changes of clothes.