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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 06:13 PM
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Romney comes for foreign policy, leaves defending Mass. health care
Source: Boston Globe

LAS VEGAS It was billed as a foreign policy address, but it didnt take long before the most prominent issue that could haunt Mitt Romneys presidential campaign came up.

The first question from the audience after his 24-minute address before the Republican Jewish Coalition here was not about Israel or unrest in the Middle East. It was about Romneys health care plan in Massachusetts.

Romney largely defended the rationale of the Massachusetts plan, saying that it helped spur greater health care coverage so uninsured residents wouldnt simply go to emergency rooms for care.

But he sought to distinguish the plan from President Obamas national plan by casting it as an issue of states rights.


Read more: http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligen...



For those keeping score, after attacking his own plan, Romney is now trying to say that President Obama's health care plan is great, but that he should have let states adopt it themselves as a matter of state's rights. Of course, the Massachusetts health care plan was fashioned with a Democratic State legislature in negotiations with Romney, but of course he can't mentioned bi-partisanship, because the Tea Parties would eat him alive. So, while it may not be accurate to call the Massachusetts Health Care Plan Romneycare, it does put Romney in a pickle of trying to explain why Tea Partiers should support him.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 06:17 PM
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1. socialized health care is Socialized health care...
and it should not be left for the states to decide, it should be national.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 06:18 PM
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2. The issue will sink Romney.
He can run, but he can't hide.
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Pirate Smile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 07:35 PM
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3. If I had been the nominee, I would have been the guy who lost to Barack Obama."
I can agree with - Jeff Zeleny of the NYT tweeted it today:

@jeffzeleny Mitt Romney at Republican Jewish Coalition in Vegas, quips: If I had been the nominee, I would have been the guy who lost to Barack Obama."

And if he wins the nomination this time, he'll get to be "the guy who lost to Barack Obama."
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 07:40 PM
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4. "Why are you such a frealing hypocrite?" - Voters
Edited on Sat Apr-02-11 07:41 PM by SpiralHawk
"I am a republicon. Chickenhawkery, mendacity & hypocrisy are mandatory for us."

- Der Mittster
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nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-02-11 09:13 PM
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5. Romneycare - the fart that just keeps stinkin' and sinkin'. nt
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