Yes - it does happen...And in this case, I'm glad they've finally joined me in recognizing that the money matters.
Last August, I blogged about the Concord Coalition and their Fiscal Wake-Up Tour. Today, The Blade's editorial board does the same thing. We agree that the fiscal issues are critical and that the candidates aren't talking about the serious problems we face in that regard.
While the editors don't say this, I will: Too many times, the candidates are promising more spending and more government expansion while ignoring the pending financial crises in the entitlement programs and in the entire federal budget. Already, Medicare and Medicaid consume 42% of our federal budget, but Senators Clinton and Obama want the government to pay for universal health care.
Since The Blade is supporting the questions and issues being raised by the Concord Coalition, I certainly hope they will insist that their reporters ask such questions of all federal candidates (especially our representatives, including Marcy Kaptur) - and then print the answers for all of us to read.
(p.s. Do you think they asked Obama these kinds of questions when he was here?)