I thought you might enjoy this startling little piece of history. It’s 1994, and then-President Bill Clinton is making the case at a “town hall” for his health care reform proposal, which of course ultimately failed. And confronting him is no less than the CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, Herman Cain.
I thought this video was remarkable for a couple of reasons.
First of all, Cain nicely dispatches Clinton, who is forced to retreat in the end by saying, essentially, I’ll get back to you. Slick Willie tries to dazzle with some figures to prove his point, but Cain knows his own business better than Clinton. While covering Clinton, I rarely saw someone stymie him like Cain did.
Which brings me to the other point that becomes clear here, which is that liberal utopia-makers didn’t understand business and economics any better in 1994 than they did when they passed Obamacare in 2010.
Cain gets started at about 1:10. The whole thing is eight and a half minutes, but you won’t regret taking the time.