Short Must See Video: RomneyCare vs. ObamaCare
Powerline would now have us believe that if you think Newt Gingrich can win, you're "delusional." I would respectfully suggest that if you are backing Mitt Romney and calling yourself a small government conservative, it is you who is delusional.
Ironically enough, as proof, I'll h/t the video below to … Powerline: ANATOMY OF ROMNEYCARE. h/t @robpublican on Twitter for the link. For small government conservatives, ObamaCare is the defining challenge of our day. If we do not re-visit and soundly defeat it, the government will expand it's reach and power in new and extremely dangerous ways – dangerous to liberty, that is.
I would also again recommend reading an item by Hillsdale Professor Paul Rahe via Ricochet to understand the significance of all this. True, he also mentions Gingrich; however, Newt has admitted that he was wrong multiple times during national debates. Mitt Romney has refused to do that and has opted to stand by RomneyCare, instead. Per the video below, you will see how impossible it will be for him to successfully fight ObamaCare given his own currently stated position.
I would like to believe that, if Romney is the Republican nominee (as I have long believed he will be), conservative voters will hold their noses and vote against Barack Obama (as I will do). The support that Ron Paul is now drawing in Iowa and elsewhere suggests, however, that this is in no way certain. Even, however, if Romney and the Republicans win an historic victory in 2012, I doubt that anything will be done by this managerial progressive to roll back the administrative entitlements state. If I am right in my fears in this regard, the Tea Party impulse will dissipate; the Republican party will split; the Democrats will return in 2016; and 2012 will be seen in retrospect as just another bump in the long, gentle road leading us to soft despotism.
ANATOMY OF ROMNEYCARE