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McCain March 6, 2008

Posted by gordonwatts in politics, science.
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So, McCain is going to be the republican candidate. Now that that looks official it is time to pester him with lots of science questions. You are reporter? Ask him where a science advisor will sit in his administration? How about basic research funding? Support the increase in NSF/OOS funding that others have been talking about? How about climate change? Not a reported? Contact his campaign and ask him and his staffers!

At the very least, make it part of the conversation. I realize the economy and the war are items 1 and 2 with the public right now – but science is too important to the future of our country to be ignored!

[P.S. (can you do a PS on a blog posting!?) – Please note that I’m not talking specifically about particle physics here – I am talking about all of science with a preference for basic (or pure) research.]

I’d urge you to do the same thing with the Democrats, but there is some real sorting-out work that has to be done there – they need to concentrate on that. I guess they both need super delegates at this point – no way this won’t leave a bad taste in people’s mouths one way or the other.

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