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Spoke Mary Kissel, Joe Rago, of the WSJ, and Matt Vizer, Boston Globe, in re the Mitt Romney defense of Romneycare passed some five years ago in Massachusetts.
The speech in Ann Arbor, Michigan, was defensive, whiney, argumentative, legalistic, too clever, dry, angry, arrogant, wasted.
Romney repeated his self-justfications for passing Romneycare, despite the clear fact that Romneycare is unacceptable to the GOP. A stubborn streak like his father, Michigan Governor George Romney? No matter now.
The speech today looks like the end of the boom. Mary Kissel observes that Florida voters will not be wowed by Romney’s obfuscation about state-mandated healthcare. Spoke Matt Vizer that Romney was Dr. Frankenstein; and Romney claims that the Monster for his state of Mass is okay, just an experiment; but that loosing the Monster on the whole nation is wrong-headed. Gee.
Three gone in one week. Romney because he is arrogant and deaf. Newt Gingrich because he is arrogant and deaf. Rick Santorum because he is arrogant and deaf. The man who falls the farthest is Mitt Romney. Fork time in the toast?
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