Our Congressman here in Ohio's 26th District, John Boccieri, is one of the Democrats who was on the fence. President Obama even mentioned in his speech that that John has a 'tough district' and that's true. We are diverse in every aspect one can think of -- urban and rural, rich and poor, and when it comes to religion and ethnicity, we run the gamut so John has a real challenge to keep us all happy. I'm on his newsletter list and it is excellent and frequent and last week he asked us how he should vote on the health care bill. Y'all can bet I sent my two cents (and then some) along. For a young man, he brought a lot of experience to the table -- including four tours in Iraq as major in the Air Force Reserve. I've also noticed that he's a hard worker and has very quickly made himself a presence in Congress -- amazing for having only been there a little over a year.
Here's a video of him on the house floor as the last speaker for the Democrats on the health care bill. I thought he did just fine and did us proud!
I'm glad the bill passed despite a few misgivings on my part and no, it's not perfect but it's a start to solve a huge problem in our country and that's a good thing.
I think John's got my vote again next November!!!