Mitt Romney was always hanging on by a thread during the entire health care debate. This is because his health care reform plan in general does resemble ObamaCare. Throughout the debate, as so many of the 2012 GOP hopefuls stepped up to bash ObamaCare, potential front-runner Mitt Romney was rather silent.
Now that ObamaCare is the law of the land and much of the nation is looking for its repeal, Mitt Romney is left in the most awkward position of having to throw stones at a plan very similar to his. Worse yet, Mitt Romney has a nagging credibility issues due to recent position changes.
The Hill: Having Obama himself now tout ObamaCare as the twin to RomneyCare is going to make things very difficult for Mitt.
The Hill: President Obama tied his own healthcare reform law to Romneycare today, a growing theme that isn't helping the former Massachusetts Governor in his early positioning for 2012.
"I think that the Republican Party made a calculated decision, a political decision, that they would not support whatever we did," Obama told Matt Lauer in an interview. "And I think that's unfortunate because when you actually look at the bill itself, it incorporates all sorts of Republican ideas. I mean, a lot of commentators have said, you know, this is sort of similar to the bill that Mitt Romney passed in Massachusetts."
We will no doubt see this clip played over and over again by Romney’s potential GOP rivals. Question 1: Who do you think will produce the most brutal attack ad with this clip, Palin, Huckabee or Pawlenty? Question 2: Is there an effective way for Romney to overcome the RomneyCare issue?
Via: The Hill