Sunday, October 02, 2005

Universal college education?

Rep. Rahm Ehmanuel (D-Illinois), head of the DCCC, appeared on Meet the Press this morning. He squared off against his counterpart, head of the NRCC, Rep. Tom Reynolds. The entire exchange was interesting and can be read in full here, and there are highlights from the DCCC point of view here. But I was most interesting in this:

MR. RUSSERT: So was it a mistake for Democrats in the Senate and House to vote to authorize the war?

REP. EMANUEL: Given the information that we were given them, they made their decision. What has been a mistake is to let this type of administration basically run a policy of incompetence when it comes to Iraq. Let me address, though, the future of this country. I'll give you five quick ideas. One, we make college education as universal for the 21st century that a high school education was in the 20th.

MR. RUSSERT: And who pays for that?

REP. EMANUEL: The American people, because it offers--Let me get to it.


He never got to it. But still, is this going to ba a key part of the Democratic agenda in '06, '08 and beyond? I hope so.

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