April 30, 2008

W'S THIRD TERM (OR CLINTON'S 5TH, DEPENDING ON HOW YOU COUNT):

McCain Offers Market-Based Health Plan (Michael D. Shear, 4/30/08, Washington Post)

Sen. John McCain on Tuesday rejected calls by his Democratic opponents for universal health coverage, instead offering a market-based solution with an approach similar to a proposal put forth by President Bush last year.

While the respective decisions of Senators Obama and Clinton to run on race and gender were obviously foolish, it is their failure to run as New Democrats that rendered them unelectable. Maverick has sense enough to run as a compassionate conservative, distancing himself from W on trivia--like Katrina and troop numbers in '03--but embracing all the ideas that matter.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 30, 2008 8:35 AM
Comments

Reagan's 7th/8th, depending how you count Bush the Elder.

Posted by: Jay at April 30, 2008 10:03 AM

Reagan was a New Dealer. These reforms to entitlements owe more to Pinochet and Thatcher than to RWR.

Posted by: oj at April 30, 2008 11:03 AM
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