Tuesday, April 12, 2011

You're Welcome

Apparently the Massachusetts Democratic Party has created the video below thanking Mitt Romney for his health care plan. When I watched the video I was physically shocked. While the video is going to hurt Romney in the Republican primaries, I cannot think of a better crafted pro-Romney video for the general election. I sincerely hope that Romney saves this video and runs it as an advertisement, should he be the nominee. The only part that I would add at the end -- "You're welcome, Mitt Romney."


Matt "MWS" said...

Mitt was being a little modest at the end there. He and Teddy used to agree about a lot more than just health care reform.

Doug NYC GOP said...

Pablo - Good slant on this.

This may or may not hurt. The sim[le fact is, within all this video evidence everyone seems hell bent on piling up against Romney, is the fact he has always maintained this plan was good for MA and may have some parts good for other states. So Mitt comes off looking VERY consistent in his curtent explainations.

The extra dividend is this re-enforces his image as a "can-do, results oriented achiever."

Thanks Mitt!

BOSMAN said...

I'm sure this will not be the last of many Democratic attempts to give backhanded compliments to Mitt Romney.

The Democrats began strategy over the past couple of weeks as the Anniversary of the MA Health Care system approached.

Is it working? His poll numbers seem to be on the rise. Something tells me that that was not the result they were hoping for:

Right Wingnut said...

On getting Kennedy's blessing: "That's going to be a cure to global warming, becuase hell has frozen over.


Anonymous said...

RW, I don't get your point.

Pablo, I'm with you. This shows Romney in a good light.


Anonymous said...

Come now Matt. A lot more agreement with TK? On what?


Anonymous said...

YOU'RE. A contraction of "you" and "are." You are welcome.

Pablo said...

Thank you anonymous for that catch.

ConMan said...

This was too funny!

Independent voters will look at this and shake their heads in agreement.

Matt "MWS" said...


Abortion, Reagan, Cap & Trade, Gun Control, off the top of my head.

Pablo said...


Romney never flip flopped on cap and trade.

Right Wingnut said...

Pablo, He implemented cap and trade as Gov. No mention of it in his book?


Governor Mitt Romney today announced that Massachusetts will take another major step in meeting its commitment to protecting air quality when strict state limitations on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from power plants take effect on January 1, 2006.

“Massachusetts continues to be committed to improving air quality for all our citizens. These carbon emission limits will provide real and immediate progress in the battle to improve our environment,” Romney said. “They help us accomplish our environmental goals while protecting jobs and the economy.”

Massachusetts is the first and only state to set CO2 emissions limits on power plants. The limits, which target the six largest and oldest power plants in the state, are the toughest in the nation and are designed to lower emissions of nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxide and mercury from power plant smokestacks.

In addition to reaffirming existing stringent CO2 limits, the draft regulations announced today, which will be filed next week, contain protections against excessive price increases for businesses and consumers. They allow power generation companies to implement CO2 reductions at their own facilities or fund other reduction projects off-site through a greenhouse gas offset and credits program.

Relative to off-site projects, the new regulations propose a two-tiered system of triggers and safety valves. At first, plants can do offset projects in the northeast region, which keeps technology development and environmental benefits closer to home. However, if the price of available offsets reaches $6.50/ton of emissions for 12 months, firms would then be able to shop for offsets anywhere in the world, where cheaper opportunities might be available – thus protecting ratepayers while providing the same environmental benefit. If the price of offsets climbs yet higher to a point with unacceptable economic impacts, or $10.00/ton, firms can then meet their emissions obligations by paying into a Greenhouse Gas Expendable Trust. The Trust will be used by the state to purchase new offsets or invest in the development of technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Right Wingnut said...

He also supported a regional plan...

In 2005, Romney Said Cap-And-Trade Was "Good For Business"

2005: Romney Endorsed Cap-And-Trade, Saying "We Can Effectively Create Incentives To Help Stimulate A Sector Of The Economy And At The Same Time Not Kill Jobs. ... I'm Convinced It Is Good Business."

According to the Boston Globe:

Governor Mitt Romney signaled his support yesterday for a regional agreement among Northeastern states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite opposition from power companies and other business interests that have been lobbying the administration against the plan.

In opening remarks to a clean-energy conference in Boston, Romney said the first-of-its-kind agreement, under which Massachusetts and eight other states could be required to cut power plant emissions by 2020, will not hurt the economy, as some have charged. He argued that it would spur businesses to develop clean- and renewable-energy technology to market worldwide.

''This is a great thing for the Commonwealth," Romney said, his strongest endorsement of the pact to date. ''We can effectively create incentives to help stimulate a sector of the economy and at the same time not kill jobs."


''I'm convinced it is good business," Romney said. [Boston Globe, 11/8/05]

Pablo said...


He has a chapter on energy in his book. I will post later. I have finished the book, so I will trickle out some more posts on the various issues he tackles.

Romney has mixed emotions on cap and trade. Unfortunately, there are no perfect solutions for tackling our energy dependence on oil and global warming. Cap and trade is one of several options, but it isn't the best one.