Romney advisor Jim Talent, former Senator from Missouri, has an op-ed praising Romney’s Massachusetts health care plan. Some accused Romney of “hiding” from this accomplishment or being nervous about touting a health plan that had an individual mandate to buy insurance (and might therefore sound too “Democratic”) in the primary. However, neither appears to be the case. What cutting crime and taxes is to Giuliani (accomplishments that distinguish him from his rivals) healthcare is to Romney. We’ll see if his opponents begin to attack his record, pointing to cost increases and the less than universal coverage which resulted.
Romney also has an ad going up in early states which attacks sanctuary cities and pledges that as President he’ll cut off funding for them. Pretty gutsy for a someone who had four of his own sanctuary cities and did nothing about them.
UPDATE: An NRO commentator suggests “If I were on team Rudy, my next ad would ask about the sanctuary policy of Mitt’s front lawn.”
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