I heard Edwards on NPR today talking about health care...
And I have to say he sounded great.
One line I especially remember went something like this (he was speaking to a business audience in Cleveland, IIRC):
Universal health care is even good for millionaires. Because chances are, if you're a millionaire, you've got people working for you, and now they're covered. And your own health care is cheaper too [because of the efficiencies of the program].
He sounded great. I think Hillary's going to blow it a second time, too.
Her program is going to end up just like the voice mail hell system on both her campaign and her Senate office; way too complicated, acting like it's already a done deal; and no human on the other end. Sorry.
I guess, building on what Tom said over here, with Hillary I feel like universal health care is a programmatic sop to keep the Empire staggering forward; with Edwards, I feel it's like part of being a citizen with a stake in the country again.