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Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:24 PM

"Romney Campaign Declares a Truce on Obamacare" at The Atlantic

Romney Campaign Declares a Truce on Obamacare

The Atlantic

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/07/romney-campaign-declares-a-truce-on-obamacare/259376/

"SNIP............................

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 Senator Rob Portman or former Minnesota Governor 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.

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Reply "Romney Campaign Declares a Truce on Obamacare" at The Atlantic (Original post)
applegrove Jul 2012 OP
klook Jul 2012 #1
applegrove Jul 2012 #2
yellowcanine Jul 2012 #3
WI_DEM Jul 2012 #4
surrealAmerican Jul 2012 #5
applegrove Jul 2012 #6

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 11:36 PM

1. Maybe they'd like to focus on the wisdom of outsourcing jobs overseas instead.

Or investing in Caribbean tax havens to avoid paying your fair share of revenues.
Or denying any hope of a path to citizenship to "illegal immigrants" who were brought here by their parents as children.
Or lying. Over and over and over.
Or cruelty to classmates and animals. (Not to mention U.S. citizens.)

I'm sure they have many other good talking points they'd like to share with us.

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Response to klook (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 12:00 AM

2. Good points.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 11:24 AM

3. Well I call BS on that. Then why is Romney now saying it is a tax?

If he did declare a truce he just violated it.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 11:29 AM

4. this article was written before he called it a tax--I doubt there is any truce.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 06:35 PM

5. If he has indeed "declared a truce" ...

... it's only because he can't win this issue, and it will only cost him votes by reminding conservatives of romneycare.

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Response to surrealAmerican (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 5, 2012, 06:37 PM

6. This post was from two days ago. Romney has since blamed the mandate as a tax. OP doens't make sense

any more.

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