“Dishonest John” Roberts sold out the Constitution last week for a mess of pottage–accolades from the Left. Now Mitt Romney appears to be selling out the health care system. But then, he originally sold it out long ago as governor.
Significantly, his campaign appears to want to take the most potent argument against the president on the health care subject off the table, likely out of fear the Romney himself is vulnerable when it comes to his health care record. He, after all, supported a mandate as governor of Massachusetts, and doesn’t want that to be considered a tax, either.
For an issue that’s supposedly potent against Democrats, Romney’s campaign is declaring a cease fire. This, even as the law polls unfavorably and it proved to be a motivating force for Republicans and disaffected independents in the 2010 midterms.
Of course, this should not come as a surprise. Romney always was for a health care mandate before he was against it.