That was then: "Obama Criticizes McCain's Health Care Proposal, Saying It Will Increase Taxes, Cause Some Employers To Drop Worker Health Plans" Oct 7, 2008 http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/124449.php This is now: "In the meantime, for those Americans who can't get insurance today because they have preexisting medical conditions, we will immediately offer low-cost coverage that will protect you against financial ruin if you become seriously ill. (Applause.) This was a good idea when Senator John McCain proposed it in the campaign, it's a good idea now, and we should all embrace it. (Applause.)" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/09/obama-health-care-speech_n_281265.html So what changed in the mean time that made McCain's plan go from bad to good in Obama's eyes? BTW - notice the applause from the Stepford Obamabots. They have no idea why they are applauding.