This is an absolutely superb explanation on both the politics and the substance of why Romneycare makes Mitt Romney a poor opponent for Barack Obama.
As McCarthy explains: “In 2008, Obamacare did not exist. In 2012, it vies with our astronomical national debt – to which it will prodigiously contribute – as the most crucial issue in the campaign. It is Obamacare’s trespass against the private economy and individual liberty that transformed the Tea Party into a mass movement, perhaps the most dynamic one electoral politics has seen in decades. And of all the Republican candidates, Romney is the weakest, the most compromised, when it comes to taking that fight to the president.”
Read the whole thing. It’s compelling.