DrewM over at Ace of Spades HQ is terribly concerned about a Politico story revealing that Romney has engaged Mike Leavitt as head of his transition team.
It turns out he’s a big supporter of ObamaCare and has been fighting to have states implement the “exchanges” which are the mechanism the federal government will use to regulate personal insurance once the law is fully in force.
But he’s having to work really hard to get angry and the result isn’t compelling.
Romney says the right things about ObamaCare (usually) but his actions on healthcare reform, including picking a transition director who is thought to be a leading candidate to be his Chief of Staff often are at odds with his words.
I was torn about whether or not to post this but I think it’s important enough. I was on a self-imposed hiatus from posting about Mitt for most of the primary season. I’m happy to help by hitting the MFM, Obama and The Democrats but saying something nice about Mitt is usually a bridge too far for me. Since he’s “our” guy though, I wasn’t looking for reasons to hit him.
Oh bull. To be sincerely concerned about this “story” a person would have to make two assumptions:
- Leavitt is so hopelessly blinded by his perspective on one issue that he is incapable of assisting Romney in choosing a staff without salting the candidate pool with like-minded robots, and
- Romney is so weak and unquestioning that he would rubber-stamp whatever list was placed under his nose.
Preposterous and insulting. Romney is our man. Period. Unless Drew and like-minded purists believe the fantasy that a candidate will emerge at the convention. If he believes that he’d never say it, as insanity tends to negatively impact one’s credibility. He ends on an especially weak-kneed note:
Just to be perfectly clear- I’m not saying don’t work for Mitt or to not vote for him if you live in a swing state. I’m saying we need to keep him on a short leash and make it uncomfortable for him when he strays too far.
If that’s really Drew’s expectation for feedback mechanics with the President of the United States, I don’t have the snark to ridicule with. Maybe I should call for my revolution if Romney doesn’t listen to my sophomoric blog and shape his administration based on my keen squirrel recommendations. Yea, that’s the ticket!
Can you imagine in 2008 if Obama named as his transition director someone who supported the Bush Tax cuts? No you can’t. Why should we accept this?
Here’s reality, from Andrew Breitbart:
I will march behind whoever our candidate is because if we don’t we lose.
There are two paths. One is America. And the other one is Occupy.
Black, white, gay, and straight, anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker. And if you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with this candidate? More than shame on you. You’re on the other side.