3 September, 2016 | Index
Dear Hillary Clinton,
Gerard Mclean here, from Englewood, Ohio, just north of Dayton. There were 100 days from your nomination to election, so I’m writing you 100 letters. This is the thirty-seventh letter, which means there are sixty-three days left in the election. The others can be found in your USPS mailbox or online at 100HRC.com
Boy, oh, boy, Hillary, the media sure doesn’t like it when you hop off the campaign trail and don’t give press conferences. Maybe it’s because they have to start digging around for stories to fill airtime instead of being spoon-fed B-roll and pithy quotes.
I know you know how to run a campaign and you are surrounded by a staff, perhaps a lot smarter than me. But if I could make a suggestion:
Give an entire press conference on health care. No other questions, no distractions on emails and servers, multiple devices, FBI notes… none of that. Because we don’t care; because every month a huge chunk of our income is going right out the door and straight to the bottom line of the health insurance corporations.
Your opponent is getting health care. The reporters asking you stupid questions are getting health care. We Americans out here you are asking to vote for you; maybe we are, maybe we’re not. Does that seem fair?
You should preface each question requiring the reporter to say:
“Hi, my name is REPORTER with MEDIA OUTLET. My health insurance is provided by HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY and costs me $XXXX.XX per year with an annual max OOP of $XXXXX.XX, with average monthly co-pays of $XXX.XX.”
I’ll bet very few reporters could do this, and that would be telling on its face.
Nobody cares about your damn emails. We care about UniversalCare, SinglePayer, MedicareForAll.
cc: Sen. Sherrod Brown