"The key plank of (John) Kerry's election will be (Bill) Clinton's in 1992: government-mandated universal healthcare. And (Kerry says) the current American choice to deliver healthcare through private industry is `shameful.' Not wrong or misguided: shameful. There's a case to be made for government-mandated universal healthcare. And it's certainly a relief to see Kerry actually say something substantive. But it also highlights that the Republican charge that Kerry is a big government, moralistic paleoliberal has a good deal of truth to it."
-Andrew Sullivan, The New Republic Online