Sunday, November 15, 2009

"It's a Very Likely Answer by my Likely Opponent"

Congressman Roy Blunt said he doesn't think Democrat Robin Carnahan's campaign strategy of avoiding specific positions on issues will prove successful in their 2010 U.S. Senate contest.

"In one of the most high profile Senate races in the country, I doubt if at the end of the day, some vague, 'I'm excited about it,' or 'I'm open to it,' will be good enough," Blunt said, in the final excerpt of an interview with Ky3 News earlier this week.

BUT he conceded, "If people on election day don't think that matters, they may vote for somebody who has no positions . . ."
On Carnahan's recent comments on healthcare: "It's a very likely answer by my likely opponent. What does that mean?"

Blunt then went on to tout the GOP alternative plan, which creates high risk insurance pools, costs much less, but only covers a fraction more of the uninsured. Under the Republican plan, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) found that 3 million more people would get insurance coverage.

"It wouldn't significantly increase the amount covered," Blunt acknowledged.

It Would let people shop out of state for insurance and make it easier for small businesses to tap into coverage plans.

The L.A. Times has a comprehensive analysis of what Republicans offered HERE.

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