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Obamacare Will Be Romney's Savior

David1104 Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 8:58 AM
"It's often said that Obama will respond to Romney's attacks by saying the mandate was based on Romneycare. Romney will respond, "Well, you did it wrong" and promise to repeal and replace the law. All the voters really need to know is that Romney is against Obamacare. Besides, Romney will have plenty of other lines of attack: the raid on Medicare, the rationing board, the tax hikes, the religious liberty issues, the creation of a vast new entitlement when the existing ones are crushing us with debt, etc." But, Mr Goldberg, RomneyCare has all those things in some form or fashion. Your "logic" on how Romney can explain away the fact that ObamaCare is wrong while RomneyCare is OK isn't logic at all, it's called "rationalization".
Original2 Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 6:55 PM
Massachusetts has the right to enact whatever legislation they think is best for its citizens, even if I personally think it stinks.

Any Mass citizen can move away if they also think it stinks, and stinky Mass health insurance laws don't affect me in Texas.

THAT is what's different from Oblablahcare.
Henry VIII Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 9:18 AM
Not really. The founders called for the states to be laboratories for national policy, not the trial run to be executed on a national basis. There are many things about Romney's plan that are not the same as Obamacare. It would have been helpful if Romney had stated up front and at the beginning of his campaign that the Mass. plan has issues, but he didn't so he didn't do himself and favors, but it doesn't mean that he can't successfully campaign against it on a national level.

It looks as if it's going to be Mitt Romney after all. With Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush endorsing the former Massachusetts governor last week, there aren't any white knights left to play the role of GOP savior.

But that news hasn't reached his competitors yet.

Psychoanalyzing the remaining contenders for why they are staying in the race is probably a fool's errand. Ron Paul has never worked under the assumption he might be the nominee, never mind the next president. Newt Gingrich often seems like he wants to shake his fist heavenward shouting, "Curse you, historical dialectic! You...