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Romney Questions
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After bundling up in August to watch baseball at AT&T Park in SF some Romney news is worth noting. Romney will be rolling out his health care plan on Friday. His Massachusetts plan drew fire from CATO( here and here) and other conservatives by imposing individual mandates and injecting government into the healthcare market, although they gave him credit for restraining the worst impulses of the liberal legislature. However, indications are that — like Club for Growth — he will conclude it is not the basis for a national plan and offer a decentralized, market oriented plan. For those like me who like policies and concrete proposals by which to compare the candidates I look forward to hearing what Romney has to say. Meanwhile, some eye Romney’s negatives and electability in light of the new Rasmussen poll and ponder why Romney’s negatives now surpass Hillary. We commneted on this when Gallup showed the same and suggested his negatives are going up over time. Is this the result of the flip flop issue? The McCain jibes which didn’t help him but soured voters on Romney? He is perhaps the most formal and even stiff of the GOP contenders, lacking Fred and Rudy’s regular guy accessibility and Huckabee’s humor, but it sometimes remains a mystery why a very qualified, smart and capable politician doesn’t connect, and indeed, is off putting. I still think it is early and Romney has time to make his sale. Unfortunately, it is harder to change minds once an impression is formed.

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