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McCain March 6, 2008

Posted by gordonwatts in politics, science.

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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