Some of these critics maintain that Romney must disavow the Bay State health reform to have any chance of winning the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
He will not.
“Overall, it was a positive approach,’’ Romney said in a Globe interview for this story. “I’m proud of the fact we took on a real tough problem and moved the ball forward.’’
“I know this is going to get a lot of conversation,’’ he said, “but the health of the people in Massachusetts is more important to me than the health of my political prospects.’’
During a 51-minute interview, he used a variation of that line three times.
Mitt can't disown the program, frankly. But that is the reason you can 100% count Romney out of the 2012 race. He never had a chance, because for the GOP to accept it is for the GOP to accept the PPACA, and that will never happen. It's nice of the Globe to try to sell the plan to the Republican primary voters, but they will never go for it.
But by all means, he should consider running still. Nothing I like to see more than Republicans wasting political donations and news column inches on folks like Mitt Romney.