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Friday, February 3, 2012

What Mitt Romney Should Say

Romney, like all the other candidates, has some issues to defend if he becomes the nominee. Romneycare is the biggest of those. I feel like he has defended himself pretty well on it during debates, but I have every confidence that the media is never going to talk about his defense on any subject, instead calling him the same names over and over. What Romney needs to do is talk about Romneycare the way Ann Coulter talks about Romneycare!

Her article this week is a thorough and brilliant defense (and hilarious), as usual.  She slammed down accusations from both the left and right on Romneycare this week. Read it! Here's the introduction to get you started.

"If only the Democrats had decided to socialize the food industry or housing, Romneycare would probably still be viewed as a massive triumph for conservative free-market principles -- as it was at the time.

"It's not as if we had a beautifully functioning free market in health care until Gov. Mitt Romney came along and wrecked it by requiring that Massachusetts residents purchase their own health insurance. In 2007, when Romneycare became law, the federal government alone was already picking up the tab for 45.4 percent of all health care expenditures in the country.

"Until Obamacare, mandatory private health insurance was considered the free-market alternative to the Democrats' piecemeal socialization of the entire medical industry."


On to other Romney campaign issues. If you're looking for a response to what I think Trump's endorsement will mean for Romney, my answer is not much. Endorsements don't make that much of a difference anymore. What may help Romney, is what Trump said at the time of the endorsement, when asked to respond to why he favors him now when he previously had spoken against him regarding Romney's record at Bain. He answered, "That was a long time prior to my getting to know him. But I have gotten to know him and he's a terrific guy. I don't know if he really comes out like he really is in person. He's a warm, smart, tough cookie and that's what this country needs. We need somebody that's tough, that will stop China and OPEC and all these other nations from just ripping us up. And I think he can do it."  I get the same vibes from Romney, and I have the same confidence in his abilities to turn our country around and beat the path back towards fiscal solvency and world leadership.
Speaking of such things, did you hear what Marco Rubio said at the Hispanic Leadership Conference? "And so, when the choices that are put before us today are dangerous ones because if we choose this path of pitting people against each other, if we buy into this notion that our economy really can't grow fast enough for all of us to prosper so we're going to have to somehow empower government to distribute the wealth of this country among us, we've chosen to become like everybody else. We've chosen to become like the countries that your parents and grandparents came here to get away from. And that's a powerful message. And that's the message that we need to deliver. And that's the message we need to work on delivering. It's a winning message."
This is another message that Romney repeats at every debate, though not as eloquently as Rubio expressed it here.

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