Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Core of the Election

Some excuses for not updating my blog for some time:
1) Taking GRE soon.
2) Working for the Olympics.
3) Interning in CBS.
4) Rehearsing for our Spring Concert 2008.
5) Training a bunch of debaters from over 10 universities day and night for 5 days.
6) Planning on my Harvard Conference.
7) Building a new website for our Classical Music Society.

Alright, I need a break.

Today at the CBS bureau, we were talking about the "huge" news in China - the 11th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) - would never make into CBS News because everyone in the States in feverish about their own election - how the turn-out would be for Hilary now that she has won Ohio and Taxes. (YEAH~~!!!)

Nick Kristof, as usual, geared our attention to what really matters in an election.

Voters should remember this: A president may or may not be able to improve schools or protect manufacturing jobs in Ohio, but a president probably could help wipe out malaria. Compared with other challenges a president faces, saving a million children’s lives a year is the low-hanging fruit.

Improving children's health and eradicating malaria, these things cost too little and reward too much for a candidate to ignore. Fortunately, as Kristof pointed out, all the candidates seem to notice this, though their stress on this issue might differ. Here you can see McCain, Hilary and Obama's stance on these fundamental issues. McCain is a bit dodgy on these matters; Hilary and Obama's plans are basically the same.

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