Tuesday, July 21, 2009

"It's a tangible, observable, measurable mess"

That's former Ohio Secretary of State, Ken Blackwell, describing health care in Massachusetts since Mitt Romney's plan was instituted.

To be fair, Blackwell claims that Democrats and current Governor Deval Patrick have tweaked the plan into its current mess, but he acknowledges the political consequences for Romney are, well, "a tangible, observable, measurable mess".

We've gone over the alleged failure of the plan a million times (click here if you're new to the discussion), but the political reality is that Romney's going to have to own what one pundit calls the "political albatross" around his neck.

Passing blame won't work, and defending the plan will be difficult.

He needs to come up with some 3rd option, kind of like how Einstein envisioned a finite universe but one without boundaries, even when the prevailing wisdom said there could only be an absolutely infinite universe or a finite universe that floated at some random location in space.

Close Romney aide, Eric Fehrnstrom, tweeted today re: the health care situation, and over the weekend linked to a defense of the health plan's results.


Despite sniping, Romney health care law got everyone in MA covered. That's why it's copied by other states, and nationally