Tuesday, August 25, 2009

McCain Health Care Town Hall in Sun City

I attended Senator McCain's Health Care Town Hall today. My conclusion is that he is, for the most part, on the right side of this issue. Of course, he does have some completely wrong ideas on other issues (like he actually believes the words of a terrorist which told him it used abu ghraib as a recruiting tool - TERRORISTS LIE!) and some of the details of this issue which cause me to conclude that he's an out of touch elitist.

I'm working on getting the videos up on youtube now (Start here but look for an update; will leave the uploads running while I attend the Trent Franks Town Hall).

One thing that was a very pleasant (mild) suprise, was the numbers of attendees. I was there an hour early and even then it was standing room only and the overflow rooms were filling up.

One other thing which was not a pleasant surprise was the incredibly short duration of the townhall. He was there a grand total of 1 hour and 20 minutes. This left the vast majority of those of us with comments and questions unable to speak. The size of the venue was also apparently far too small since local news is already reporting irate constituents who were denied entry.

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