Posted by | December 8, 2011 10:55 | Filed under: Top Stories

by Stuart Shapiro

Governor Romney’s strategy to date has been to minimize television appearances and wait for those around him to implode.  It worked great until the emergence of Newt Gingrich atop the polls.  Now Romney is making appearances, and we can see why he was laying low.  He told the Washington Examiner that he exaggerated the virtues of his health care accomplishments (h/t Steve Benen):

BYRON YORK: Governor, on health care, you’ve often said that the health care plan that you’ve created in Massachusetts would be a good model for some other states. You said, “Maybe not every state, but most.”

ROMNEY: I don’t think I said “most,” but —

YORK: On “Meet the Press” in 2007.

ROMNEY: Oh did I? Did I make that exaggeration? [Laughs].

YORK: So, what are some of the states that today would benefit by adopting the system that you created in Massachusetts?

ROMNEY: In its entirety? Not very many.

Given Gingrich’s propensity to say very stupid things, maybe Romney should return to his old strategy.

 

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Copyright 2011 Liberaland
By: Stuart Shapiro

Stuart is a professor and the Director of the Public Policy
program at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers
University. He teaches economics and cost-benefit analysis and studies
regulation in the United States at both the federal and state levels.
Prior to coming to Rutgers, Stuart worked for five years at the Office
of Management and Budget in Washington under Presidents Clinton and
George W. Bush.