Skip to comments.Romney Campaign Declares Cease Fire on Health Care.
Posted on 07/03/2012 8:13:43 AM PDT by Mountain Mary
July 3, 2012 Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care Posted by Staff
In the aftermath of the Supreme Court health care ruling, the early conventional wisdom was that an unfavorable health care ruling at the court would be good for Republicans politically, even as it was a serious policy setback for conservatives. But that's not shaping up to be the case. Mitt Romney, after giving a brief statement decrying the decision, has been virtually silent on criticizing the health care law. He's been on vacation and his campaign has been giving off clear signals that it doesn't want to make health care a major part of the election.
His senior adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, went on MSNBC Monday and ended up agreeing with the Obama campaign's spin that, even though the Supreme Court declared the individual mandate a tax, it really still is a penalty. Significantly, his campaign appears to want to take the most potent argument against the president on the health care subject off the table, likely out of fear the Romney himself is vulnerable when it comes to his health care record. He, after all, supported a mandate as governor of Massachusetts, and doesn't want that to be considered a tax, either.
Well, if you've got to vacation with 30 family members this week, who has time for this inconsequential stuff? Anyone who posts have the jet ski photo?
It will be hard to lose to Obama this time around, but I think Romney has found a way to do it.
Looks like its gonna be up to the Swiftboat types to drag him over the finish line.
Really? I went to Romney’s website and this is what was shown.
From Romney’s campaign website:
On his first day in office, Mitt Romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue Obamacare waivers to all fifty states. He will then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible.”
That’s his position on the matter. Other than hone his messaging about the difference between the needs of MA and the US, not sure what else we want him to do.
It’s opinion on the site.
Mitt Romney: Use when lying and looting aren’t quite enough to bring conservatives into the fold.
Mark Levin, a constitutional lawyer, said last night on his show that it will NOT be possible for Romney to repeal HC on day one...like he says.
Not repeal it.. .yet... but he can in fact issue waivers to every state until it is repealed.
On his first day in office, Mitt Romney will issue an executive order that paves the way for the federal government to issue Obamacare waivers to all fifty states. He will then work with Congress to repeal the full legislation as quickly as possible.
Is this during the parade, during the Swearing in or during the 19 Inaugural Balls he must attend...This guy is the biggest liar I have seen
It doesn't take Plouffe or Axelrod or even Carville to write the script on this one. Romney is quite simply "neutered" on the topic. The healthcare issue may fire up the masses, but it is a non-starter for Romney.
Well, not sure... maybe he’ll sign the waiver directly after the ceremony, as Reagan signed the freeze on federal hiring moments after his.
For an issue that's supposedly potent against Democrats, Romney's campaign is declaring a cease fire. This, even as the law polls unfavorably and it proved to be a motivating force for Republicans and disaffected independents in the 2010 midterms.
It's becoming clear that Romney has decided to focus on the economy at the expense of everything else, even issues that could play to his political benefit. He's avoided criticizing the administration's handling of the botched Fast and Furious operation, even as it threatens to become a serious vulnerability for the president. He's been silent in responding to Obama's immigration executive order, not wanting to offend receptive Hispanics or appear like a flip-flopper. He appears more likely to tap a safe, bland running mate like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty who won't do him any harm but won't benefit him much either. If the economy continues to sputter, that safe strategy might be enough. If not, his options are limited.
In football, there's a well-worn cliché about the prevent defense (a scheme utilized when a team holds a big lead over its opponent): It prevents teams from winning games. In politics, Mitt Romney is testing that proposition as far as he can.
Between the lack of link and your connecting this article with Ingraham, you have me concerned.
People don’t seem to understand it is not necessary for Romney or his campaign to say anything about Obamacare as long as he has surrogates to do it for him. Just getting the message out, no matter by whom is enough carry the ball forward on this and the immigration issue.
We are way early in this campaign and there is time for the plan to be properly formulated and then executed so it will be most effective.
Mr. RomneyCARE should resign and save America,
but it is all about HIM, HIM, HIM, HIM, HIM, and Soros.
... and I love Laura’s “Posted by staff” when it was authored by an outside ‘journalist’ and there is no attribution.
This, along with McConnell’s statement tells me all I need to know on what to expect from a Romney presidency.