In conservative circles when it comes to health care and the economy, Paul Ryan has gravitas. I may even go out on a limb and say he has more gravitas in these matters than Mitt Romney.
So when Paul Ryan says:
[...] “It’s not that dissimilar to Obamacare, and you probably know I’m not a big fan of Obamacare. I just don’t think the mandates work … all the regulation they’ve put on it.”
“I haven't studied in depth the status of it," he continued, "but I think it’s beginning to death spiral. They’re beginning to have to look at rationing decisions. I don’t think this health care system works. That’s why I’m a believer in a consumer-based medicine, in consumer-based patient-centered reforms health care reforms.”It really is the kiss of death for Mitt Romney's hopes of getting past his RomneyCare problem.
Romney's defense of RomneyCare based on "states rights" really is an excuse to cover up a bad decision. If Romney was truly following conservative principles, he would have rejected ideas of RomneyCare for the same reasons as Ryan.
Ryan also gives some insights into what he is looking for in a president in 2012 and his own 2012 asperations. You can read about them at The Weekly Standard.
Via: The Weekly Standard