This is an advisory to those people who upbraid me every time I write a column involving politics and tell me that politics has no place in a magazine covering the insurance business. This column is going to be all about politics, so be warned that if that doesn’t suit you, pass this one by.
For those of you who are still with me, you know that I’ve made no secret of my political persuasion over the years. So let me just get this off my chest here at the get-go and then move on. Fantastic! Unbelievable! A dream come true!
It’s almost like having a Meg Ryan moment in “When Harry met Sally,” when all you want to do is shout Yes! Yes! Yes! But in this case it’s for real.
It just makes me feel like belting out the George and Ira Gershwin classic, “‘S Wonderful.”
OK, now that you know how I really feel, let’s get to the business of insurance and how this election may affect it.
The truth is, better than you think.
If you look back over the last 6 years of the Bush administration and the time that both the House and Senate have been controlled by the GOP, you have to admit the industry hasn’t done all that well by the Republicans.
Despite their reputations as wild-eyed liberals and business-hacking brutes, the likely chairmen of some key committees are, in fact, pretty reasonable when it comes to issues of concern to the business.