Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Why you shouldn't write off Mitt Romney

I just revisited Mark Steyn's column criticizing Mitt Romney's speech about health care and composed a comment. Romney's speech was important in that it explained why health care is so difficult. I think that's an important thing for people to understand and think about.

Romney did not recommend that all states adopt mandatory insurance, as Steyn implies, but you've got to admit that the free rider problem is real, as is tort reform, and several others. It's not simple. You can't just repeal Obamacare and expect it to disappear. A responsible candidate has to make that clear.

Mark Steyn is brilliant at the bon mot, writing the perfect sound byte, the perfert analogy; but he doesn't offer any real alternatives or insights into the problem in his attack on Romney.

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