The man of a thousand political positions turns up on “Meet the Press” to exhibit again his brilliant flexibility with truth. This time he is not only denying for the umpteenth time that Obamacare is similar to his Massachusetts plan but picking up on the current GOP attack line that, contrary to the President’s promise, some people are losing their current insurance.
His successor Deval Patrick follows to point out that only a tiny percentage with sub-standard policies fall into this category and will be able to get better coverage at lower cost when the technical glitches are fixed and to say that Obama “needs to be out talking about the fundamental good that the Affordable Care Act does for people. And this is provoking him to do so--and I think that’s a great thing.”
But not to worry. The Mitt we knew and loved in 2012 is not concerned with such trivialities and is coolly touting the GOP crop of candidates for 2016, pointedly omitting only Ted Cruz, who is insufficiently “What, Me Worry?” for Romney’s taste.
The wayward mind is prompted to wonder how a President Mitt would be faring now with the Tea Party diehards in Congress. After discovering he couldn’t “repeal Obamacare on Day One,” as he promised in the campaign, how would he be handling such as Cruz in a Congress that doesn’t bend with the political winds as easily as he does.
Failing to find a thousand-and-first face to satisfy them, would President Romney be facing their impeachment calls for being too Alfred E?