Editorial: The Charlotte Observer Exposes Kay Hagan’s Biggest Flaw

Yesterday, The Charlotte Observer wrote a scathing editorial criticizing Kay Hagan (D-NC) for dodging reporters questions on her promise that if you like your insurance plan, you can keep it. The editorial identified that Hagan’s “biggest flaw” is the fact that she can’t take a stance and give answers to difficult questions.

It wasn’t “Kay and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day,” but for what should have been her moment to shine in the spotlight, it was pretty close.

U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan filed for reelection in Raleigh on Monday and had the television cameras to herself. But instead of delivering a forceful launch,
she demonstrated why so many N.C. voters are lukewarm about her. She’s cautious, parses every word, and frequently avoids taking a definitive stand on
an issue until the political ramifications are clear – if even then.

Hagan, like Obama, promised voters that if they liked their health insurance plan, they could keep it. PolitiFact dubbed that the Lie of the Year. It was not surprising, then, that reporters asked her on Monday about health care reform.

Incredibly, Hagan was not prepared to answer. Asked several times when she learned that not everyone would be allowed to keep their plan, Hagan avoided answering. Finally, she said, “It wasn’t clear that insurance companies were selling substandard policies.” The (Raleigh) News & Observer reported that Blue Cross Blue Shield responded that Hagan’s comments “are simply not true and she should know better.”

If you missed Monday’s chaotic press conference, check out the videos below of Hagan literally fleeing reporters’ questions on ObamaCare: