It has begun
Seniors for Obama
We know Obama has the “youth vote” thing going, and I suspect many Democrats think that seniors (particularly white seniors) are more inclined to support McCain and have written them off. I think that’s a mistake – in just the past day, McCain has famously dismissed Social Security as a “disgrace,” and in what I think is a monumental blunder, McCain was the ONLY senator missing from yesterday’s vote in the Senate to prevent a devastating cut in payments to physicians treating Medicare patients. Even Ted Kennedy took a break from cancer treatment to show up and vote, for the first time since his diagnosis. Where was McCain? Campaigning.
So, the next time your elderly parents, friends, associates, or relatives express doubts about Obama and/or support for McCain, tell them that Obama took a break from the campaign trail to save Medicare but McCain couldn’t be bothered. If they rely on Medicare as so many seniors do, they need to know this.