Watching Bill O'Reilly the other day and a woman whose identification I did not catch but was a Democrat strategist had the following (approximate) exchange:
Bill: "So why are Bush's ratings so bad?"
Guest: "Because there are still 47 million Americans without health coverage."
I must admit a level of amazement. Bush never made a point of giving health benefits to all and it was not part of the Republican platform so how can his failure to provide health insurance cause his poll numbers to plummet? Well of course they didn't. This woman was "staying on point" and Bill O. could have asked her what time it was and she would have responded "time for health care coverage for the 47 million Americans without it."
Wouldn't it be nice if guests on these shows, especially when given such a golden opportunity, could at least TRY to address the question?
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