I will play excerpts of the speech Mitt Romney gives on health care on today’s program. ABC’s The Note gives a good summary of the good and bad of Romney’s plan in Massachusetts, but what matters much more than how that plan has worked is what Romney proposes be done by the federal government if he is elected president. I suspect he will say about the Massachusetts plan that “some of it worked, some didn’t.” But what he’s got to say about Obamacare is that he has a plan to get rid of it and quickly.
Lots of Romney opponents argue that Massachusetts’ plan sinks the Romney candidacy. Take it form someone who was certain that Senator John McCain’s amnesty bill, Gang of 14 ploy and campaign finance reform law would doom his candidacy, voters look forward, not backward, and it is about the choice they are offered the week they are voting not what a candidate did legislatively years earlier.
UPDATE: Poltiico obtained Team Romney’s summry sheet of today’s speech.
Good, sound arguments and a plan for repeal. Romney’s opponents won’t be satisfied but they can’t be satisfied –they support other candidates.