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mb7588a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-28-09 11:12 AM
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8. Here's the other 2004 Democratic presidential candidates debate:
BROKAW: Senator?

LIEBERMAN: Tom, I wanted to respond first to what was said earlier by saying, again, that I'm the experienced moderate in this race. The experienced centrist.

And part of what that means is that I have the capacity not only to unite Democrats, but to get independents and disgruntled Republicans to come together so I can actually get elected and defeat George Bush.

But beyond that, it means that I have the capacity -- and my record over my career shows it -- to bring together people across party lines to get things done.

I'm sick and tired of the partisan reflex politics in Washington. The president's State of the Union, half the people stand up in Congress, half sit down. That's not good for America.

And one of the things we will do when we're one nation is to end the moral outrage of 44 million people without health insurance in the richest country in the world. Nine million children whose parents can't take them to the doctor when they get sick because they can't pay the bill.

I'm going to do that, and also help the millions who have insurance and can't pay it by creating national health insurance pools, like the one's members of Congress get our insurance from.

Promises when you're born a child in America, you get a membership card in MediKids, covers your insurance.

Two, if you lose your job, you will not lose your health insurance.

Three, underemployed, self-employed, small business, you can buy into this plan, it'll cost you a lot less, and, incidentally, you'll get drug benefits with it.

That's the kind of centrist leadership that produces results. And that's the kind of president America needs and I'll be.

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