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What Romney Needs to Say About Romneycare

pwilkes Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 5:44 PM
Seamanship in the 1700 was very hard on the human body. It may very well have been a humane thing then. Now it is just a power grab and the humane part is just a sham.
Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom's blunder -- telling an interviewer that Romney believes the individual mandate is not a tax -- was politically dumb, if revealing. It suggests that the Romney camp continues to struggle with the ghost of Romneycare. Romney's subsequent attempt at clarification, saying that it's a tax because the Supreme Court said it is, though, "I agreed with the dissent," succeeded only in further confusing matters.

The campaign desperately needs clarity on this issue. It needs also to shake that worrying tentativeness on Romneycare -- a timidity that suggests to voters that Romney has something to hide.

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