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McCain has answered Science Debate questions too

Later than Obama, but hey, at least he showed up. The tip goes to Melissa Norr from the excellent CRA Policy Blog for a summary of what McCain said

McCain specifically calls out information technology research and computer science as important in a few of his answers. McCain says that he wants to invest in basic and applied research particularly in new and emerging areas and in information technology and will “support significant increases in basic research” at the various federal agencies — but stopped short of saying he would fully fund the America COMPETES Act, in sharp contrast to Obama who has promised the doubling called for in that legislation.

You can (and should, voters) read the whole thing at their site, where they have place McCain’s responses alongside Obama’s. As Melissa pointed out, and unlike Obama, McCain does refer to computers in his response: he uses the phrase “computer science” twice.

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