Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mitt Romney Backers: Romneycare is OVERBLOWN

Jim DeMint:
"One of the reasons I endorsed Romney [in 2008] is his attempts to make private health insurance available at affordable prices,” said Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.), a GOP kingmaker.

DeMint blames Democrats in the Massachusetts State Legislature for adding many of the features to Romney’s plan that many on the right decry.

“It just depends on how he plays it. For me, I think he started with some good ideas that were essentially hijacked by the Democrat Legislature,” DeMint said.
Judd Gregg:
Former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.), a 2008 Romney supporter who says he’s still a “big fan” of Romney’s, said healthcare will not be a major deal in New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary.

“I don’t think the healthcare bill has a high visibility in the state, but Gov. Romney does,” said Gregg, now a columnist for The Hill.
 
Tom Davis:
there’s plenty of opportunity for Romney to explain his work on healthcare reform. Romney should look to “differentiate” his attempt in Massachusetts from what Obama is implementing, Davis said, and explain that while Romney tried a “noble experiment” as governor, he would never replicate it nationally.
To read what others are saying and to read the complete story go HERE.

15 comments:

carlo said...

It's looking like DeMint is justifying endorsing Romney again in 2012.

That would be BIG!

ellie said...

It would be, as demint has been sitting on the fence for some time, trying to decide which side the wind would push him.

Anonymous said...

Giuliani needles Mitt on Romneycare

zappo said...

"Overblown"?

Ya, SURE!

Noelle said...

I don't think the health care issue should be a major issue in 2012 because every major potential GOP candidate is in favor of repealing Obama's health care reform.

Anonymous said...

My feeling is that the RomneyCare hoopla is getting it's airing now and will die down. Sure, some opponents will use it, but I don't know how much mileage they will get.

I'm glad it's being discussed at this early point, rather than springing up mid-primary.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

I also think Romney has played his cards perfectly. Keeping a low profile, not coming out with full force too early. He's still at the top, but not too loud. Saving it all for the campaign.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

OBAMACARE = ROMNEYCARE

Virginia Brown said...

As people get to know more about both "Obamacare" and "Romneycare," the people who post such things as OBAMACARE = ROMNEYCARE are simply exposing their own shallow thinking.

I hope --I HOPE -- that most Americans are not that shallow.

Revolution 2010 said...

OBAMACARE = ROMNEYCARE

Only for squirrel eaters, kool-aid sippers, and IDIOTS.

Dave said...

DeMint might take his own sweet time in endorsing Mitt, but when Mitt comes into South Carolina on the heels of victories in New Hampshire and Nevada, he can count on Jim to swing his state to Mitt as well.

Closer To Home said...

It would seem a bit premature to prognosticate a Huck or Palin SC win with no knowledge of who wins IA and NH and who DeMint/Haley endorse.

I really like Romney's prospects. DeMint is certainly signaling that it isn't appropriate to demagogue the issue.

Anonymous said...

Romney & DeMint in 2012!

zeke

BOSMAN said...

Romney / DeMint ticket (alliance ahead of time) sure would throw the wammy in SC if Huckabee decides to run.

Demint has stated, this is his last term in the Senate. I wonder if he's lining something else up?

Anonymous said...

So much for DeMint supporting RomneyCare:

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/150495-demint-wont-back-romney-without-repudiation-of-mass-health-law

A.J.R.