Decision 2008: How do you choose?

Clinton, Obama, Edwards, Richardson, Biden, Dodd, and Kucinich

They’re all Democrats running for President.

The focus of the media coverage so far seems to be on the top three contenders, Clinton, Obama, and Edwards.  It is no secret that I am currently supporting John Edwards. However, after reviewing Senator Edwards ideas for Health Care in this country, I figured I should see what the other candidates had to say.

I was a bit surprised to find that Hillary Clinton has no specific plans for Health Care. In fact, I could not find any section of her website that stated anything specific about issues or plan on how to address them.  Please, look for yourselves. HERE  If you can find something specific (like an issues page), please let me know.

Barack Obama, for all the hype that surrounds him, at least has an issues page. HERE But the page is slim on specifics and talks a good game about the problems of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  I couldn’t however find anything that covered the issue of universal health care coverage.
 

John Edwards has an Issues Page that addresses a variety of issues in detail, specifically health care, poverty, strengthening the middle class, and global warming. 

After my review, I still believe that John Edwards has the better grasp of the issues facing this county and how to move us forward.  I also know that there are many liberals out there that will disagree with me.  To those people and the others that have yet to make up your minds, I invite you to visit the candidates websites and see for yourself where they stand on the issues important to you.

 

Selecting a Presidential nominee for 2008 should not be just a popularity contest.  We need to select a nominee who can bring this country together to address our problems at home, so that we can strengthen our moral leadership in the world.

  5 comments for “Decision 2008: How do you choose?

  1. Northcountystorm
    April 3, 2007 at 10:07 am

    Kucinich, Richardson and Dodd also have positions on health care–as well as many other important issues. Its a little premature to focus on the big 2 and Edwards. If we were electing a president based on positions on their web site, you’d have to give it to Kucinich. but we don’t. it’s more then a popularity contest but also more then whose staff can assemble the most specific points on various policy issues.

  2. Dan Chmielewski
    April 3, 2007 at 1:00 pm

    Take a look at Bill Richardson. Another Democrat with solid credentials for reducing the size of government, effectively managing illegal immigration, and heavy-duty diplomatic experience in the UN under the Clinton Administration. I think he’s running a balanced budget too. If he doesn’t emerge, he’s a solid VP choice.

  3. phyllisg
    April 4, 2007 at 8:04 am

    Very nice blog indeed!!

  4. April 4, 2007 at 8:06 am

    I choose John Edwards for the moral leadership he willl give America and the World!

    He is not only the best candidate, but the best man!!

  5. davidJ
    April 4, 2007 at 3:29 pm

    I credit those of you who take the time to learn about all of the candidates in order to make an educated decision and speak strongly about the issues. For my part I believe in John Edwards and his positions.

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