Gephardt and Dean Have Bitchfest

Almost every political ad is a lie or has stretched the truth so far that the ad ends up meaningless. Even so, they can be fun when two candidates get on each other about their ad lies.

A recent ad by Gephardt attacks Dean, "Did you know Howard Dean called Medicare 'one of the worst federal programs ever? Did you know he supported the Republican plan to cut Medicare by $270 billion? And, did you know, Howard Dean supported cutting Social Security retirement benefits to balance the budget."

"Well obviously that's hooey," says Dean after seeing the ad. He says Gephardt's ad is "the last gasp of the Washington establishment." Dean claims, "We have health insurance for all the kids in my state. We have prescription benefits for a third of our seniors." A third? Is that good? I don't know and that's not the point. It's just fun to see two grown men reduce themselves to a playground fight and then expect us to respect them as the leader of our country.

by Steve Hall    Jan-18-04   Click to Comment   
  

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