Appearing Sunday at a mini-Democratic convention of sorts in a field, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton declared that if she is elected she will not wait until her inauguration to begin acting as president.
Clinton said that, the day after winning election, she would select envoys to "travel around the world with a very simple message: The era of cowboy diplomacy is over."
"America is back," she said. WAPO
And not a moment to lose! If she wins, let us hope to see people like Richard Holbrooke, Bill Richardson, Wesley Clark, and Robert Rubin on her team. The last years have seen the destruction of America’s hard won position as a moral leader in the world. For the good of all, this wreckage much be salvaged and re-built.
In the field of health care, her approach seemd to be to require people to have health insurance and to create government subsidies for those who can not afford it. Recent experience in my family of massive health care costs have sharpened my awareness of the severity of the devastation wrought on people wthout means by our present lack of system in the provision of health care. Most Americans now accept that idea. This is no longer 1994 and Senator Clinton’s position is not the one she favored then. The time has come in the United States to take up the responsibility for a system of national health care. pl