Skip to comments.Kennedy Helped Shape Romney’s Career, and Still Haunts It
Posted on 03/24/2012 6:06:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When Gov. Mitt Romney signed legislation in April 2006 requiring most Massachusetts residents to have health coverage, Senator Edward M. Kennedy stood by his side, beaming like a proud father. They were onstage at historic Faneuil Hall in Boston, a setting that had a special resonance for the two.
Twelve years earlier, they shared that stage as opponents in a bitter Senate race. Back then, Mr. Romney accused Mr. Kennedy of waging untrue, unfair and sleazy personal attacks. Now, the Republican governor was introducing the liberal Democratic senator as my collaborator and friend.
Mr. Romneys complicated relationship with Mr. Kennedy, from campaign foe to health care partner, helped shape both his political career and his image. Today, as a Republican candidate for president, he is courting conservative voters, a constituency that does not look kindly upon Mr. Kennedy or the Romney approach to health care, which will come under scrutiny again this week when the Supreme Court takes up challenges to a similar measure championed by President Obama....
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Anyone else see the irony here?
Kennedy sired Obamacare, but the NYT can’t sink Romney by saying that now, can they?
Kennedy’s haunting Romney? In his dreams, their house haunted?
They write this like it should be viewed as a contradiction, but it's not. To Romney, untrue, unfair and sleazy personal attacks are normal campaign practice. Why would he not expect that even from his collaborator and friend? ;)
I wish I had some help getting my career started. well not exactly ted kennedy, but a little help would have been nice.
Policy wise, Myth is Ted Kennedy with an (R).
Let’s talk about the 1% - AKA Obama’s support base. Hollyweird and the high earners are where Obama always goes when he needs cash for more negative ads. $35,000 for a rubber chicken dinner - I don’t think the average Liberal Arts flunk out is gonna pony up for that.