…uniquely positioned of all the GOP candidates to make the argument against Obamacare, according to Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell.
Readers of this blog know I’m a Romney supporter, but I don’t think the article is especially good. It depends to whom the argument about Obamacare is being made.
I think it’s definitely true that Romney is the GOP candidate best positioned to appeal to Independents in general, and not just on the issue of Obamacare. But it’s my impression that Romney’s biggest and most numerous naysayers on the issue of Obamacare are on the conservative side (liberals won’t be voting for him anyway); a lot of conservatives just don’t trust his sincerity or his dedication when he says he wants Obamacare to go (more on that subject in another post, although not today). Of course, if he’s the nominee, how many conservatives will choose to stay home because of that, or write in a third-party candidate? When push comes to shove, will it really be a significant number?
Then again, the whole thing may be moot, if SCOTUS really does strike down the entire HCR bill. But I think that’s a longshot, despite what some prognosticators say.