Skip to comments.Romney Prefers to Lose Primary Rather than Renounce Romneycare ("Iím standing by what I did")
Posted on 12/03/2011 9:50:38 AM PST by rabscuttle385
Mitt Romney refused to criticize his Massachusetts health-care program tonight, saying he would prefer to lose the primary rather than renounce it.
Im standing by what I did in Massachusetts, Romney said on Fox News Channels Special Report with Bret Baier. Im not trying to dust it aside. Im absolutely firm that it was the right thing for our state. Ill defend that and I understand it has political implications. And if it keeps me from winning a primary, so be it. But that happens to be the truth.
Its by far, the biggest challenge I have in the primary race, Romney admitted, before going on to criticize his rivals. And if I were willing to say anything to get elected, wouldnt I just say, oh, it was a mistake, because Ive watched other people on the stage when they talk about their cap-and-trade policies, they say, oh, that was a mistake. When someone says, oh, I did this ad on global warming, that was a mistake. So theyve just brushed it aside.
Romney said he absolutely still supports the individual health-care mandate in Massachusetts, but reiterated he does not support the mandate at the federal level.
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Everyone hates him for not standing on principle. At least he’s doing so this time.
Is he also standing behind RomneyMarriage?
Wrong way to go about, Mittens.
Mitt says RomneyCare was/is good for Massachusetts. Are there any Bay State FReepers who believe that?
He thinks he’ll only lose one or two or a few primaries. He is confident in the support he gets from polsters and MSM that he’s the annointed GOP candidate. Maybe so. I’m dead certain that in the Georgia Primary, I will vote against him. He can stick his Romney Care up his ass.
“I will vote against him. He can stick his Romney Care up his ass.”
Wonder if his insurance would pay to have that removed?
Hasta la vista, baby!
Gosh, he must be a man of true conviction! /MS
Works for me. Bye bye, Mitt.
Many people criticize me for being a calculating panderer who plots everything out, and one who changes position to meet perceived expectations.
So by sticking to my guns on Romneycare, I can show everyone that I’m not a plotting panderer, and I don’t change positions.
So how is my plan working?
(obviously not a real quote)
Romney should not be the nom’nee.
Good Question....I’d bet on him not being a resident of Taxachussetts anymore...morelike DC or somewheres else..
Well, you have to hand him at least this much: it is a principled stance. He’s sticking by what he believes was the best thing for his state. Isn’t that what the 10th Amendment is about?
There are dozens of ways to fix health care, Governor; that is conservative, market-based fixes. Government mandated and paid health care is what got us into this mess in the first place.
Some solutions that should be done BEFORE government mandates:
—Allowing purchase of best insurance across state borders
—Allow like minded people to join medical insurance co-ops of their own choosing
—Fixing the grievous misuse of hospital emergency rooms by illegal aliens and the non-insured
—Providing medical scholarships to those who agree to serve in free clinics for a period of time (for the aliens and non-insured above): This period of time could be at internship; or after a practice is established, allowing for some forms of tax benefit (thus ensuring experienced doctors serve at free clinics, too)
—Encouraging medical associations to allow many more medical school slots across the nation
—Fix malpractice lawsuits with serious tort reform
Interesting thought: Remove the foot and give Romney a mouth transplant to his rectum. That way he could talk from both ends.
So what happens if he doesn’t win the primaries and decides to run as an independent?
One problem is that in 2008, Romney stated in debates that Massachusetts was a model for the nation.
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