Barack Obama continues to remind us of the character Chance Garner in the movie (and earlier Jerzy Kosinski novel) Being There. People just project whatever they seek on a blank slate that doesn't get much filling in. Here is Chance Gardner on health care, from our dear friends at the New York Times:
Of course! That will do it. Why didn't anyone else think of this before?
Senator Barack Obama of Illinois appeared less conversant with the details of health policy and sometimes found himself on the defensive, trying to explain why he had yet to offer a detailed plan to cover all Americans.
"The most important challenge is to build a political consensus around the need to solve this problem," Mr. Obama said.