Skip to comments.Romney spokesman on steelworker ad: In Massachusetts, he would have been covered under RomneyCare
Posted on 08/08/2012 8:42:17 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Via Mediaite, the key bit comes at 1:25. Are we sufficiently close to the election yet that we’re obliged to give Team Mitt a pass on this purely in the interest of defeating Obama, or is there still time left to wrist-slap him for touting a deeply problematic statist health-care expansion? (It's not just his spokesman who alluded to RomneyCare this morning but, according to Reuters, Romney himself.) If the answer is the former then I'm not optimistic about holding his feet to the fire from the right once he's elected. The Democrats have formidable challengers lined up for 2016 in Hillary and Andrew Cuomo, if they're willing. You don't really want to weaken President Mitt by criticizing him for moving to the center when he's facing a brutal struggle for reelection, do you?
It's not a big deal in the full context of the campaign but, like Erick Erickson says, any hint of backsliding by Romney is noteworthy:
[T]he Romney campaign decided to sabotage itself with a mind numbingly bit of spin that may mark the day the Romney campaign died…
Conservatives have put aside their distrust of Romney on this issue in the name of beating Barack Obama. They thought he and his campaign team had gotten the message and the hints. Consider the scab picked, the wound opened, and the distrust trickling out again.
About the only thing more stupid in terms of building bridges with the right would be to say something nice about fetal stem cell research.
Start your watches for that one!
If I were an Obama advisor, I’d be looking at Saul’s comment as an escape hatch from the rolling clusterfark that is the steelworker ad. It’s a twofer. On the one hand, it lets them grind Romney’s face in the one policy “accomplishment” more than any other that irritates his base, and on the other, it gives them an excuse to tout ObamaCare as a solution to situations like Soptic’s. I’d be surprised if O’s Super PAC isn’t working up a new ad about it already, assuming they’re not backlogged with spots accusing Romney of causing cancer or whatever.
Exit quotation from stalwart RomneyCare skeptic Philip Klein, trying to imagine future Romney talking points in this vein: “Well, in Massachusetts, the rich pay a lot of taxes.”
Update: More from Klein:
Its hard to say what type of political ramifications this specific development will have, but I do think its an example of a broader problem. Romney consistently attempts to make up with tactics what he lacks in vision. Romneys campaign isnt driven by any core ideology or governing philosophy, but by responding to news cycles. It is a campaign that was perhaps best summed up by senior advisor Eric Fehrnstrom, when he proudly tweeted yesterday, On Fox just now Romney was asked to respond to RomneyHood charge and called it Obamaloney. Conservatives, rest assured Romney will not allow himself to be called a childish nickname without responding by calling Obama a childish nickname.
If you buy an American company you owe the employees and their families health insurance for life.
Somebody please take the gun away from this collection of fools! Another week and they will not have anything left of either foot.
Romney is finding how difficult it is to imitate the yellow line in the middle of the road. You keep getting run over and ignored.
With Romney care you have people forced into buying a health care plan with all the bells and whistles when they earn peanuts. It is a huge tax increase to support all the rest who won’t work or illegals that plague the system. The low income worker gets hit the hardest. Many of them decide it is better just to quit their poor jobs and take cash employment and get near free health care. The MA plan doesn’t work either.
Romney is trying to lose.
Nobody that has made hundreds of millions of dollars can possibly that stupid.
I suspect he has bet his entire fortune on Obama being re-elected and with the Vegas odds it could turn him into a Billionaire.
“Conservatives have put aside their distrust of Romney...”
Not this Conservative~
Either Romney IS a globalist, or the globalists have infiltrated Romney’s camp to sabotage it and ensure 0bama’s re-election. McCain II.
Highest IQ ever
HIGHEST IQ EVER:
On Imus in the Morning, the Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss said, “Barack Obama has the highest IQ of any President.”
If Obama had gotten acceptance by MENSA - You know he would have bragged about it - except for one little thing -
Barack Hussein Obama (Junior) would have to provide irrefutable documention and numbers to prove it - and MENSA turned down both Bill and Hillary Clinton when they attempted to intimidate MENSA into giving them membership.
(MENSA used to operate out of Brooklyn NY - They are now located in Texas)
If the Romney haters on this and on other FR threads were/are so brilliant and competent - Why have they not run for office and given the gift of their wonderfulness to America?
Remember - Free Republic once ran a confidential/anonymous sidebar poll asking who their choice for US President is/was
Over 15% picked Hillary Rodham Clinton
Some of that “Hillary 15%” are on FR threads like this every day -
- Some are reading my comment right now.....
Democrat operatives have infiltrated Romney campaign. How else can you explain the dumbest possible response from Saul?
It's not so much he is trying to lose, he is a very weak fighter and has no idea how to. It's like he is living in a dream world and dealing with ethical people. And his selection of the asses around him seem to be the height of stupidity.
... and so it begins. ;)
Did anyone else see the violent reaction by Ann Coulter tonight on Hannity? She was LIVID about Saul (that young twit campaign spokeswoman for Romney) and said she will NOT work hard for Romney in any way shape or form if he continues to surround himself with TOTAL MORONS like Saul. I nearly stood up and clapped and shouted in agreement.
I cannot BELIEVE the weak-kneed reaction to any of this. Where are Romney’s brass ones? Ann Coulter says Saul was on the McCain team in 08. nuff said on her. She’s worthless and Ann shouted out that she needs to be fired TODAY or tomorrow AM and the latest. I agree.
Ann Coulter went off on the woman on Hannity tonight, she wants her head on a plate!
Ann, like the liberal wing of FR, needs to just close her mouth, sit silently and accept the consequences of supporting the man who gave every indication and in fact has made the statement that he will govern ‘Progressively’.
They support this. They are campaigning for this. Ergo they want this.
So they got this.
And they should be reminded of it now and for the rest of their natural lives. Because they deserve every liberal proclimation, law, regulation et all. When America’s chips were down, they trashed actual conservative candidates who were against this insanity. To this day, on this very thread, they trash anyone speaking against Romney’s liberalism because they are scared of Obama.
This ABOs is yet another crystal clear example of your fright-filled folly. And be PROUD. Because it’s only going to get worse once he officially gets the nomination and the MSM unloads with both barrels.