Friday, October 21, 2016
Another morning and once again tempus fugit. Noon lunch engagement and late breakfast leaves no space to write a blog in depth about the subject that is dear to my heart; health care in the 21st century.
Perhaps I will have the opportunity this afternoon or weekend to research the needed data. It is as discouraging as this year’s election.
I did not watch the Al Smith dinner. Instead after my post prandial nap caught up on some needed paper work and part of the ball game. However this article from NBC Today best sums up what I and I am sure most of us missed.
“Al Smith Dinner sums up state of the 2016 campaign
Yes, it was just the charity Al Smith Dinner in New York, but it said so much about the current state of the 2016 campaign -- especially about Donald Trump. As our colleague Steve Kornacki described it on "Today" this morning, you had two unpopular presidential candidates speaking, yet one was much, much worse in his performance. "What began as the expected ribbing of candidates in the midst of a presidential campaign turned to boos as Donald Trump described Hillary Clinton as 'corrupt' and delved into some Wikileaks-based jokes that sounded more like something you'd hear at a Trump rally rather than an annual dinner hosted by the Archdiocese of New York," NBC's Ali Vitali and Monica Alba write about last night's dinner. Folks, it takes a lot of work to get booed at a charity dinner. All of Trump's flaws were on display -- the inability to laugh at himself, his inability to play to a crowd where not everyone is an adoring fan, and his inability to wear a poker face. When you combine Trump's dinner performance with his call to accept the election results IF he wins, it's going to be a long 18 days until Election Day. The Washington Post summed up the dinner this way: "At charity roast, Donald Trump delivered what might as well be a campaign eulogy." Ouch.