Later today, Mitt Romney will be giving a speech about ObamaCare. My first thought when I heard this was that it was a great way to change the subject from his own record in Massachusetts. After all, the question is really about what Mitt Romney did and what he learned about it.
Therefore, I submit some questions to his campaign and I urge the press to ask them:
- If you were to run for and be elected Governor of Massachusetts would your first act be a repeal of Romneycare?
- Which parts of Romneycare do you still like?
- For which states do you think Romneycare would be a good model? What is different about those states?
- When did you change your mind and begin opposing federal individual mandates, considering that you like mandates and believe they work?
- Why did you change your mind on a federal mandate?
- Why did you sign a bill that covers abortions?
- Why did you sign a bill that would explode government costs without doing a single thing to offset them?
- Why did you completely eliminate competition in the health care marketplace by limiting the number of insurance plans?
- Why did you think that government was best positioned to negotiate rates with insurance companies instead of letting the market work?
- What would you say to small business owners who now have 6 more pages of rules and regulations on their tax forms thanks to Romneycare?
- Do you still think that Romneycare is a model for the nation?
- When did you change your mind about any of the above questions? Was it about the same time that it became politically convenient for you to do so?