Senator McCain thinks they are. He should talk to patients rather than listening to pollsters.
Looking at the world â€“ and particularly the world of health care â€“ through a â€œgood guy/bad guyâ€ lens is simplistic, wrong, and deleterious to real reform. But it does play well in the media. Senator John "Every Man a King" Edwards is trying the same thing. Some call it â€œthe politics of hate.â€ And the fact that Michael Moore has decided endorse Edwards is an interesting addition to the divisiveness some candidates are adopting out of desperation.
Joining Governor Romney in the courageous camp of sanity is Senator Obama, who recently told a group of citizens that health care reform will not be easy and that anyone who says thereâ€™s a simple solution doesnâ€™t know what theyâ€™re talking about.
Romney isnâ€™t playing the easy and risk-free â€œblame Big Pharmaâ€ gambit and Obama isnâ€™t opting for simple solutions -- such as drug importation (once again being embraced by both McCain and Edwards).
You mean real reform is going to be hard? Thatâ€™s the truth â€“ but will it sell?