Obama's Running Mate
In a scathing editorial published tonight in advance of Mitt Romney's latest health care roll out, the Wall Street Journal labels Romney "Obama's running mate" because of the similarity of the plan Romney championed and signed into law as Governor of Massachusetts and the Affordable Care Act President Obama signed into law last year.
The Journal excoriates Romney as "compromised and not credible," calling his candidacy "serious[ly]flawed."
Brutal. Just brutal.
Key excerpts below:
"As everyone knows, the health reform Mr. Romney passed in 2006 as Massachusetts Governor was the prototype for President Obama's version and gave national health care a huge political boost."
"Mr. Romney now claims ObamaCare should be repealed, but his failure to explain his own role or admit any errors suggests serious flaws both in his candidacy and as a potential President."
"In the name of personal responsibility, Mr. Romney also introduced the individual mandate, first in the nation, requiring everyone to buy coverage or else pay a penalty. Free riders, he said, transferred their own costs to others, either through higher premiums or taxes. This is the same argument the Obama Administration is now using."
"Mr. Romney's refusal to appreciate this, then and now, reveals a troubling failure of political understanding and principle."
"[I]n Mr. Romney they took advantage of a politician who still doesn't seem to understand how government works."
" Mr. Romney is compromised and not credible."
The full editorial is available here: