I watched Al Gore on ABC's "This Week"...

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on December 10, 2002

And I'm becoming convinced that he will find it very difficult to win the Democratic nomination, let alone the presidency, should he choose to run for President again. He still came across as arrogant and professorial -- something that hurt him in the debates and the last election.

George Stephanopoulos did an solid job questioning Gore on his newfound support for a single-payer health care system. Though Stephanopoulos did press him, Gore seemed to have little idea exactly what his system would look like except for the broad outlines:

1. It wouldn't be like Canada's.
2. The government may or may not be in charge of it.
3. Too much health care funding is wasted with the current system.

Apparently, Gore would like to centralize all of the small bureaucracies into one giant bureaucracy. Of course, the only thing worse than a big bureaucracy is an even bigger bureaucracy.

However, I will give credit where credit is due. Al Gore made a refreshingly honest point when asked by Stephanopoulos about Sen. Bob Kerry's proposed "Tax Holiday" on the first $10,000 of payroll taxes.

Gore replied that something like that may be a good thing for the economy, but we need to be careful when dealing with any tax that directly funds Social Security.

Bravo! A bit of honesty and accuracy!


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