I never liked his Massachusetts health-care plan and said so at the time, but it didn’t render him unacceptable to me. He wasn’t running on a federal version of that plan, which would have rendered him unacceptable in my eyes.As for who to support, John Hawkins of Right Wing News recently polled conservative bloggers for their 2012 choice (and least favorite). The outcome: Sarah Palin led the pack, with Mitch Daniels and Chris Christie as alternatives; Mike Huckabee got the downcheck.
He still isn’t. So what’s changed? Only the political context, which is to say: everything. It seems to me to be pretty important for conservatism that Republicans run on a platform of repeal-and-replace in 2012, and Romney does not seem like a credible carrier of that message. . .
The fact that Romney had supported a state-level policy that resembled Obamacare would still have been a mark against him, in my view, but the issue would not have had the importance it now has.
In my view, then, Romney’s health-care record is and should be a much bigger hurdle for him to overcome this time.
I was among the bloggers polled. I voted for Mitch Daniels and against Sarah Palin. So other bloggers halfway agree with me.
BTW, no more posts today: Columbus Day!