Cleveland: Keeping Christmas at Home
Ramona: The War on Happy Holidays
Richard Day: Cold in Minnesota, and in the Hearts of Men
This is hardly a deep observation and it's certainly not very complicated, but a good chunk of Mitt Romney's argument for his candidacy is that he will undo and then redo the major legislation of the Obama administration.
Romney would repeal health care reform, a national version of the legislation that he championed in Massachusetts and would then be left back at square one on the issue, with more than 70 million uninsured and people with pre-existing conditions left to the mercies of emergency care. To fix the problem, he would then try to recreate his success in Massachusetts, state by state. Of course, all of the states will never go along and it will take forever, but what's another thirty years of this problem?
Romney would repeal Dodd-Frank. Then, he'll regulate Wall Street for the post Financial Crisis era. Dodd-Frank is far from perfect, but its imperfections arise from all of the lobbying and horse-trading among its provisions. It's better top scrap it and start over, why? Does anyone think that the banks would have less input into this new discussion, led by Romney?
Can't wait for the national security and foreign policy debate. I suppose Romney wants to use bin Laden's DNA to clone him so that the Navy Seals can kill him again, this time under Romney's watch?