Posted by AzBlueMeanie:
Going through my inbox of things to catch up on. . . There is an exceptional profile piece of Dr. Richard Carmona, candidate for the U.S. Senate, by Terry Greene Sterling at The Daily Beast. Dr. Richard Carmona Faces a Tough Race as the Democratic Candidate for Senate in Arizona. (The caption is based upon the premise that this is a Republican-leaning state and Rep. Jeff Flake has a substantial campaign war chest). The caption detracts from what is an otherwise must-read piece.
Dr. Carmona was also a guest on former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm's show on Current TV, "The War Room." Yeah, I don't get that cable channel either. Posting the video here will probably get more views than Current TV. Carmona calls for statesmanship in politics: 'I've always been a straight shooter' - The War Room with Jennifer Granholm:
Dr. Richard Carmona, Democratic candidate for senator in Az., calls for change and action. Carmona says Washington is “a toxic, hyperpartisan environment.” The fix? “We need to return civility to governance,” Carmona says. “It’s reprehensible that health issues are being politicized,” Carmona tells Jennifer Granholm. Women’s health issues are health issues, not women’s issues, he says. Most of all, he says people must be able to have confidence in their government. “We can’t run a democracy when 90% of people don’t trust the government.”
Video below the fold. (Video may run slower than the audio in some browsers).