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RomneyCare and ObamaCare - a critical difference
While I understand that the similarities between RomneyCare and ObamaCare presents a political problem should Romney be the GOP nominee for President, I do not see this as a policy problem. Romney needs to articulate that, whatever problems conservatives have with RomneyCare, it was a state program rather than an overreaching nationwide mandate. By drawing a clear line between state sovereignty and federal mandates, Romney can maintain his commitment to repeal ObamaCare and have that position be believable to conservatives.
Nonetheless, the political problem remains and Romney's health care baggage hurts. This is why Rick Santorum is the most electable Republican in the field. More on that tomorrow.