Thursday, June 2, 2011

Romney Flip Flops Attempting To Differentiate Himself From Obama

Rudy Giuliani slammed the health care law that Mitt Romney enacted as former governor of Massachusetts:

…“The reality is that Obamacare and Romneycare are almost exactly the same, it’s not very helpful trying to distinguish them.”

… The plan requires Massachusetts residents to buy health insurance, much like the Democrats’ health care overhaul. Mr. Romney has defended the Massachusetts program saying it made sense for his state, but has criticized the federal plan as overreach.

Mr. Giuliani wouldn’t hear it.

“The best way to deal with it is to say, ‘It was a terrible mistake, and if I could do it over again I wouldn’t do it,’” he said. “That’s the answer to Romneycare. And to the extend that it helped foster Obamacare, it was also a mistake.”

While I disagree with Giuliani on health care reform, the former New York mayor is correct in having little patience for Romney’s contradictions. There are similarities between Romney's plan and the president's. Republican presidential candidate Romney has been flip-flopping on a range of issues in an attempt to differentiate himself from Obama, including health care, TARP, the Recovery Act and the auto industry bailout, as shown in this DNC ad:

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