Bush heads back to Pennsylvania to talk health care
President Bush returns to his favorite campaign destination, Pennsylvania, today to talk about health care. On a bus tour from Downingtown to Hershey, the president will pitch his plan to curb rising medical costs by limiting malpractice awards. He'll also renew his charge that John Kerry's plans to expand insurance coverage represent more big government. With polls showing a close race in Pennsylvania, Bush is stumping hard in the state.
The tour is his 40th visit to the Keystone State as president. He's also expected to continue attacking Kerry's assertion that Iraq was a diversion from the war on terror. Bush says such remarks show a "fundamental misunderstanding" of the threat America faces.
Kerry plans a hunting trip as part of his push for votes
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry will be out hunting geese today but he's also out to bag more undecided voters. Kerry adviser Mike McCurry says Kerry's Ohio goose hunt is aimed at giving voters "a better sense of John Kerry, the guy," and maybe win over swing voters who aren't sure they feel any connection the Democrat. As Kerry goes hunting, readers of the Youngstown newspaper will see a full-page ad bought by the National Rifle Association. It says Kerry is posing as a sportsman while opposing gun-owners' rights. Hunting is of special interest in several states that are still up for grabs.