Friday, November 16, 2007

Running from his record

I wrote a while back that the Massachusetts health care reform plan would boost Mitt Romney's presidential campaign. And it turns out that it's succeeded in covering most Massachusetts residents who previously were uninsured. So why, asks Andrew Sullivan, is Romney not campaigning on this?

Because Romney is not yet running for president; he's merely running for the GOP nomination. I failed to realize that Romney would repudiate just about everything he ever believed in to curry favor with social conservatives -- and when it comes to health care, economic conservatives as well. A moderate Democrat could easily -- a relative term -- capture his or her party's nomination. Not so a moderate Republican.

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