Chelsea Helps Hillary in Iowa
Hillary Clinton brought her mom and Chelsea to Iowa.
Three generations of Clinton women hit the trail vowing "change across the generations" as Hillary Rodham Clinton stepped up her pitch to the women voters who could hold the key to Iowa's caucuses, which will launch the presidential nominating season in less than four weeks.
Hillary told the crowd her mother lives with her and Bill.
Clinton used the occasion to trot out a plan to bolster long-term care, including a $3,000 tax credit for caregivers, a doubling of the standard deduction for the elderly and a tax credit for purchasing long-term care insurance. She repeatedly pointed to her ability to care for her own mother as she ages.
"I don't think having my mother with me is a burden, I think it's a joy," said Clinton. "It isn't easy to do and a lot of families don't have a lot of options." ...Issues of long-term care and building families will be a focus of her presidency, Clinton said.
I'd much rather hear specifics about policy than talk about "change" and "hope." I want to know what a candidate intends to do if elected. I also want to know that they have the ability to effect their policies.
I think Hillary and Edwards have been more far more effective in getting the specifics of their agendas across than has Obama. It's also these kinds of statements (from Oprah) that leave me wanting much more from Obama:
[Obama] has an "ear for eloquence and a tongue dipped in the unvarnished truth."
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