Romney: Obama's Lie Is Rotting 2nd Term

Prez's biggest mistake was telling people they could keep health plans

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 3, 2013 1:08 PM CST

(Newser) – Mitt Romney knows a little something about health care reform, and he threw his two cents on the pile today, saying President Obama "failed to learn the lessons" of Massachusetts. Romney took issue with Obama's "one-size-fits-all" approach, notes Politico, adding that reform should have been left to the states. But Obama's biggest failing, contends Romney, came when "he told the American people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period," which was "a fundamental dishonesty." "The fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermined the foundation of his second term. I think it's rotting it away. We've got to have a president that can lead, and right now he's not able to do so." Elsewhere on your Sunday dial:

  • Romney on Chris Christie: "Chris could easily become our nominee and save our party and help get this nation on the right track again. They don't come better than Chris Christie. He's a very popular governor in a very blue state. That's the kind of popularity and the kind of track record the Republican Party needs if we're going to take back the White House."
  • Newt Gingrich on why Romney didn't pick Christie for veep: "Romney would have shrunk, and Christie would have blossomed."
  • Gingrich on why Obama didn't put Hillary Clinton on his 2012 ticket: "If you had said to him, ‘You have to be re-elected but Bill Clinton is going to be next to you for four years,’ he would have said, ‘It ain’t worth it. I don’t need this level of pain.'"
  • Dianne Feinstein on LAX shooting: "The weapon was a .223 MP-15, where the MP stands for military and police, clearly designed not for general consumption. Same gun that was used at Aurora. Would I do a bill? Sure, I would do a bill. I mean, I believe this down deep in my soul."
  • Mike Rogers on why HealthCare.gov should be shut down temporarily: "They’re trying to change a tire on a car going 75 miles an hour down the expressway. That’s not the way cybersecurity works."

In this March 15, 2013, file photo, Mitt Romney acknowledges the crowd prior to speaking at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.
In this March 15, 2013, file photo, Mitt Romney acknowledges the crowd prior to speaking at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, March 15, 2013.
Mitt Romney pauses while speaking at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference, Friday, March 15, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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