TPM: Things Are So Bad For Romney, Republicans Are Letting Him Tout RomneyCare
Evan McMorris-Santoro September 28, 2012, 6:23 AM
A little more than 24 hours have passed since Mitt Romney took the base-alienating step of touting the health care law he signed while governor of Massachusetts in an interview with NBC. Unlike the last time his campaign heralded his signature achievement, however, the conservative grumbling was relatively muted.
Why? Because, Republicans say, things are so bad for Romney that theyll even let him talk up his health care law.
Romney raised the law unprompted during a Wednesday interview with NBC, saying the Massachusetts law which is very much like the national health care reform law he hopes to eliminate is evidence that he has a heart.
Dont forget I got everybody in my state insured, Romney said. One hundred percent of the kids in our state had health insurance. I dont think theres anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record.
A similar statement from a Romney staffer in August led to a total freakout on the right. This might just be the moment Mitt Romney lost the election, RedStates Erick Erickson said at the time. But this week, when the actual candidate was doing it? Not so big a deal.
Conservatives have bigger fish to fry than worry about doctrine right now, said Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant based in Florida.
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You guys have NOTHING, Rick Wilson. People are finally catching on. Eat that fish.
Shouldn't the follow up question be what makes Bay State residents more deserving of good health care than their fellow Americans?
what an asshole