Stanley Feld M.D.,FACP,MACE
I missed the Cain vs. Gingrich debate on November 5th because it was not well publicized by the traditional media. I watched the debate on the Internet on November 9th.
All I have heard from President Obama’s special joint session of congress speech is you must pass this jobs bill right away. I did not hear any solutions to America’s complicated structural problems.
There is little mention that his American Jobs Act is a $450 billion dollar stimulus package adding to the previous one trillion dollar stimulus package that did not work. President Obama also said it will not cost the American public a dime.
On the other hand, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich had a riveting 81 minutes debate discussing in detail what should be done about Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, and jobs.
It was a truly remarkable debate. The three minutes response limitation on the candidates was suspended in the first three minutes.
Clear, concise and detailed explanations of each candidate’s positions were given. Both candidates were entertaining and serious. They treated Americans as intelligent humans who can make decisions for themselves once they understand the issues.
Their goal was to educate the people.
This Internet video is very worthwhile watching. It explains, why in their opinion, central government solutions have not worked. They explain what has worked in the past and what needs to be done to solve America’s problems.
All the traditional media said about the debate in the press is Gingrich won. There was no discussion of the details of the debate.
There was not one “got ya” question or response during the debate.
In my opinion neither candidate won the debate. The viewing American public won. Please watch this debate. It will not be a waste of time.
Our nation needs more of these frank discussions to educate the public about the problems we have and potential solutions to the problems.
The opinions expressed in the blog “Repairing The Healthcare System” are, mine and mine alone.