Skip to comments.Romney Dogged by a Tale of Two Health Plans
Posted on 04/08/2010 9:57:28 PM PDT by Kartographer
Mitt Romney, along with some other Republicans likely to run for president in 2012, is raising money this year for congressional candidates who want to repeal President Barack Obama's sweeping health-care law.
But as Mr. Romney tours to promote his new book, some people have been posing an uncomfortable question: If he opposes Mr. Obama's health-care policy, why did Mr. Romney shepherd a near-universal health-insurance system into law as governor of Massachusetts?
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That’s because Romney is a RINO!
Romney is the media’s Trojan Horse.
That’s because Myth Romney always has his finger in the wind trying to find the proverbial sweet-spot of policy positions that will make him most attractive to a majority of voters.
There’s not a principled bone in that weasel’s body!
I don’t loathe Romney as so many seem to, but as a Massachusetts resident I can tell you, if he somehow becomes the nominee, the MSM will rip him apart—the state is in a fiscal meltdown due to Romneycare.
And just imagine what it will be 2 years from now.
I still remember him telling Fred Thompson in one of the debates that he likes mandates. I don’t see how the party will have any credibility if it nominates Romney. All the protest and oppsotion to Obamacare will mean nothing. At least someone like Thune, Barbour, Pawlenty, Huckabee, etc... doesn’t have a statist health care law on their record. How do we run against Obama when our guy passed the same thing?
It’d be like the dems nominating a guy who designed the Iraq War.
Aside from the health care issue, Romney DQed himself for me when he said last year that terrorism has nothing to do with Islam and they’re completely separate things. No one who thinks that belongs anywhere near the WH.
Exactly right. I don't loathe him either. He's a liability, both due to his Mormonism and Romneycare.
His Mormonism doesn't bother me as much as his Romneycare does.
It's also why I feel Palin's backing of McCain is a very bad thing--it sends mixed messages. Someone who's strongly identified with the Tea Party movement is backing McCain?
I respect both McCain and Palin, but I don't think Palin "owed" McCain--if anything, he owes her--and her support of him comes across as her being part of the "good ol' boys" network, gender notwithstanding.
Meanwhile, Romney, whose attitudes about terrorism and healthcare are in perfect synch with the guy whose positions have us so outraged, may very well pull a McCain and, with his financial backing and glossy image, draw enough unenrolleds to get the nomination.
Thune isn’t interested in a presidential run. He’s running for re-election in the Senate, and Pawlenty is dopey enough to jump on the Green Economy (Marxism for job equality) bandwagon that turns off so many on the right. Pawlenty is as big a RINO as Romney is. Huck-a-phony is a liability because he raised taxes in Arkansas and pardoned a cop killer several years ago that killed 4 cops a few months ago in Washington state. He hasn’t fully explained himself on that, beyond blaming everyone else for bringing it up.
It will dog him until the day he withdraws or loses--how can he get conservative support if he's in lockstep with Obama on the lightningrod issue of the election?
He will also turn off Social Conservatives once the media brings up the fact he signed same sex marriage into law. He could have vetoed it, but he didn’t. There’s all these other issues that will dog him right along with Romneycare.
If the vice presidential candidate for John McCain and the the biggest GOP superstar since Reagan had not supported McCain for reelection for his Senate seat, then it would have meant the destruction of her image, and of the GOP image and it would have been the non stop political story of 2009 and 2010, the division between the ticket of the previous year would have made the Republicans appear broken and shattered and would even have led to a widespread reevaluation of the importance of a Democrat victory in 2008, because it would make the GOP ticket look like it had been a sham, it would have damaged and have prevented this incredible change in public opinion towards the entire republican brand that Palin has helped reshape during the last 17 months.
Palin would have looked cheap and shallow to the general public for turning on the man that 59,000,000 of them voted for, she would easily be painted as a radical and unstable person and a bitter, small timer to the general public. There is a lot more going on with the national image of the republican/conservative movement here than what we McCain haters see in the Arizona Senate race, the general public does not share all of our perceptions and in depth view of the race between McCain and Hayworth. They would see the Presidential and the vice Presidential candidates of the Republican party at each others throats, clearly signaling that Obama and the Democrats represented stability and calm.
Palins image would have never survived, and the entire national, conservative movement would be weaker in reality and in the publics eye.
Because Romney is a Big Government statist! Liberty be damned!
Romney is a RINO and a mormon. He will progress no further than a few pancake and fudge rallies if he runs. He’s a suede-shoe phony that needs to sit on the sidelines.
I know huh.
In the last election we ran a liberal white guy against a very liberal black guy. Of course the black guy wins. Its like an ace up the sleeve, only we seen the ace and never stopped the hand.
If the republicans do not run a conservative then they will certainly be done for.
Mitt will ‘Perot’ the GOP primary vote so some uninspiring and not so conservative candidate can get the nod—if he can—and the MSM will push it hard. It worked last time.
This will hopefully dog him into the primaries too, if he goes in with an ambiguous message about Bummercare.
Well, it’s not she’s out there for McCain every day. She made one or two appearances. She hasn’t really been talking him up or anything. In the big scheme of things she really didn’t do all that much.
And say what you will about McCain, but he was pretty strong during the health care debate, and he’s always been good on defense and natl security. I actually think he’ll be more conservative from now on. He doesn’t need to court the media to get the noination anymore. He doesn’t need to pretend to be moderate. He’s seen the true face of the media and the dems. That they never liked him and just used him to beat up on Bush and then tossed him aside once they had Obama. I suspect he’ll be pretty conservative from now on.
Besides, I don’t expect him to serve out the full term anyway. He’ll retire in 2012 to finish out his career as SecDef in the Palin administration.
And McCain still knows a whole bunch of people in NH, IA, SC, etc... He still has close contacts and networks. She probably doesnt want to do anything to needlessly antagonize them. McCain asked her to show up. It’s not like she parachuted in unannounced or rushed the stage Kanye West style. If she were to turn down his request that would pretty much be the end of any potential help down the road, not that that’s even guaranateed as it is.
Still. McCain could be of some assistance at some point in the future.
By pull a McCain do you mean squeeze through with a bunch of others splitting the conservative vote? I doubt it. As for the unenrolleds, I wouldn’t be surprised if the dems put together their own Operation CHAOS and Obama tells all his supporters to vote Palin and swing the nomination to her. A few thousand in IA would be enough to really change things.
Last I saw the dems arent even running anyone in SD. I wouldn’t count out Thune.