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What Romney Needs to Say About Romneycare

tito18 Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 8:24 PM
Romney signed a bill that compromised some of his proposals, but he had bipartisan input and the bill was easy to comprehend. The People of Massachusetts supported it and continue to support it even though it has been modified by successive Democratic legislatures. The process was democratic (small "d") and everyone had a voice. Whether one likes Ronneycare or not, it was not worked out in the dark, secret cellars of power like Obamacare. Obamacare is a prime example of secret government, hidden deals, and partisan skullduggery. It is a perfect representation of Obama's effort to defeat democracy and impose his will on the nation. If the People succumb and reelect him, we have no one to blame but ourselves.
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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