(Davenport, IA) Vice President Al Gore took his campaign entourage to a Davenport Senior Center Tuesday to highlight his attack on democrat rival Bill Bradley’s health reform proposal.

“We need to make good, crips, clear, correct judgements about guiding our country into the future and Medicare is one of the programs which most needs good, sound stewardship,” Gore told the crowd.

Gore has repeatedly criticized Bradley’s plan for doing away with Medicare and replacing it with a system which gives poor and needy Americans a stipend for buying their own insurance. Bradley contends it will give more choices to Medicare recipients. Gore charges many will be unable to find an affordable plan that’s similar to the benefits now available under the traditional Medicare plan. (Thanks to Tom Kramer, WOC, Davenport)