Mitt Romney launched his exploratory committee today. The Daily Caller is calling the roll out a let down. I think one reason why so many people are not excited is because we all knew there would be no way Romney would sit out 2012. Even with RomneyCare dogging him at every turn, Romney is going to take a shot because according to GOP custom, it is his turn.
Speaking of RomneyCare, ABC News did not miss the opportunity to note that Romney's announcement coincides with the fifth anniversary of RomneyCare.
ABC News: Romney's announcement comes just one day before the fifth anniversary of his signing of a health care law in Massachusetts that is similar to Obama administration-backed national health care reform act passed last year.
Obama has recently been heaping praise on Romney for signing the Massachusetts legislation, and Romney has been firing back, saying that a one-size-fits-all approach on health care is wrong for the county.
“He does me the great favor of saying that I was the inspiration for his plan,” Romney said at a speech in Las Vegas earlier this month. “If that’s the case, why didn’t you call me? Why didn’t you ask what was wrong? Why didn’t you ask if this was an experiment, what worked and what didn’t?”
He continued, “And I’d have told him, ‘what you’re doing, Mr. President, is going to bankrupt us.' We can’t spend more money.”
Romney did not draw a connection between the anniversary of the Massachusetts law and the unveiling of his exploratory committee on Monday. In fact, he did not mention "health care" once during his two-and-a-half minute video. However, a source close to Romney said the timing of his announcement proves “he is ready to talk about it” and “draw contrasts on present and future.”I still believe that Romney only has one way to win the nomination and that is if conservatives are unable to settle on a single candidate. Should conservatives scatter their votes between two or three conservative candidates, then Romney wins so long as the establishment doesn't anoint another wishy washy RINO.
Via: ABC News
Via: The Daily Caller