Can we rely on “President Romney” to repeal Obamacare?
First of all, I must say that I supported Mitt Romney over Senator John McCain and Governor Mike Huckabee for President in the last election. Mitt Romney did very well in handling a very blue state, with some exceptions, and is also a gifted businessman. Mitt was able to dig out a floundering and readily red-ink drenched Olympics, and this shows his ability to get a job done and keep it within budget.
Romney’s biggest impediment in seeking the Presidency at this point comes from his “Romneycare” plan in Massachusetts. Sure, the plan he came up with has been vastly expanded under the current Democrat Governor, but didn’t Mitt know that this always happens with Socialized medicine?
I worry about Romney’s refusal to admit that his plan turned into an explosive failure. He should admit this if he wants to assured of winning in 2012. Romneycare is a dead albatross hanging around his neck, and it isn’t smelling any better as time goes on.
There is also the issue of Mitt Romney’s refusal to side with the Tea Party movement. This is worrisome. It means he likely sides more with the David Brookes and David Frum philosophy that the Tea Party represents some rogue portion of the Republican Party that needs to be eliminated or ignored. What he misses here is that the Tea Party is not a Republican organization, it is a popular American uprising against the destruction of the Republic. And if you have “Republic” in the name “Republican” then you should recognize and honor those people.
Governor Romney’s refusal to pan his own program in Massachusetts is a bad sign. Can a President Romney allow a repeal of Obamacare? Or will he just modify it? I think it might be the latter scenario, and that will not work. The evidence is in his own home state.
If Romney wins the nomination we might have little to say in choosing him over Barack Obama. Mr Obama is the most radical and dangerous President in U.S. History. But if Mr Romney refuses to address the issue of “repeal” of Obamacare forcefully, I think he needs to be eliminated in the primary process.
Or is it already too late?