15 Stories

NAACP Boos Actually Helped Mitt Romney

John Dickerson says NAACP did Romney a favor by generating a headline

(Newser) - The NAACP actually did Mitt Romney a favor by showering him with boos yesterday. Sure, Romney's campaign pointed out that the audience applauded as well, "but it's in their candidate's interest to get booed," argues John Dickerson at Slate . For one thing, "quiet golf... More »

Obama Camp: Happy Anniversary, RomneyCare!

New ad points out similarities between his law, ObamaCare

(Newser) - The Obama campaign is going out of its way to wish Mitt Romney a very happy anniversary today, on the sixth anniversary of RomneyCare. The new video features architects of Romney's Massachusetts health reform bill pointing out the similarities between RomneyCare and ObamaCare, with one even saying that the... More »

'ILikeRomneyCare' Redirects to ...

... Barack Obama's campaign website page called ILikeObamaCare

(Newser) - Apparently two can play this game: After pranksters got hold of and and redirected both to President Obama's campaign website , someone got the bright idea to hijack—and send it to the same place, reports Huffington Post . "It's the two-year anniversary... More »

Santorum Calls Out NYT Reporter's 'BS'

He's still on the defensive after Mitt Romney comments

(Newser) - Rick Santorum has been on the defensive ever since stating that President Obama would be better than Mitt Romney, the Etch a Sketch candidate. But last night he'd apparently had enough. After stating that "RomneyCare" is too similar to "ObamaCare" and makes Romney "the worst Republican... More »

Romney-Lovin' Ann Coulter Has Been 'Castrated'

She's thrown in her lot with establishment Republicans: David Catron

(Newser) - During the 2008 election, Ann Coulter famously said that she would campaign for Hillary Clinton if not-conservative-enough John McCain was chosen as the Republican nominee—yet today, Coulter is endorsing the similarly moderate Mitt Romney. "I don't have firsthand knowledge that she was kidnapped by RINO Team Six... More »

Santorum Shows Romney's Weak Point

He presses on Romneycare and scores

(Newser) - Rick Santorum is winning nearly universal praise from conservatives on his debate performance last night, particularly for the way he went after Mitt Romney on the similarities between his health care overhaul and President Obama's. "We can't give this issue away in the election," said Santorum... More »

Gingrich Gave RomneyCare the Thumbs Up in 2006

'Wall Street Journal' digs up an analysis of it in 'Newt's Notes'

(Newser) - It's another "whoops" for Newt Gingrich: CNN yesterday broke the news that the candidate's story about how his first divorce went down wasn't exactly true . The Wall Street Journal today reveals the results of its own digging. It seems that while Gingrich has publicly panned Mitt... More »

Romney's New Pickle: Mass. Health Costs Highest in US

And his GOP rivals are using that fact in their attacks

(Newser) - Five years after RomneyCare took effect in Massachusetts, the state boasts the highest insurance premiums and health care costs in America, a fact that Mitt Romney's competitors in the race for the GOP nomination are increasingly using to attack him with, reports Politico . “Certainly, Gov. Romney made sure... More »

ObamaCare Modeled on RomneyCare: Records

NBC News obtains records that are sure to play a part in tonight's debate

(Newser) - As the GOP frontrunner, it's widely expected that Mitt Romney will face a tough time tonight —and it looks like tough might be an understatement. NBC News has obtained White House visitor log records that reveal that ObamaCare doesn't just resemble RomneyCare , it was actually modeled on... More »

Pawlenty Swipes at 'Obam-neyCare'

Here's looking at you, Mitt Romney

(Newser) - Tim Pawlenty declared open season on Mitt Romney today, equating Massachusetts' health reform with the federal overhaul in a mashup he termed "Obam-neyCare." “The president’s own words [are] that he patterned in large measure Obamacare after what happened in Massachusetts,” Pawlenty told Fox News.... More »

Obama Thanks Romney for 'Assist'

Laugh line goes over well in Massachusetts

(Newser) - President Obama held a pair of fundraisers in Boston last night, and in both he tried out a new jab at Mitt Romney, saying that he'd passed health care reform "with a little assist from the former governor of Massachusetts." Both swipes drew laughter, notes the Washington ... More »

Romney May Have Made Things Worse

Conservatives aren't happy with his health care speech

(Newser) - So did Mitt Romney help his cause with the right with his health care speech today ? The early reaction isn't pretty for him on that front:
  • Avik Roy, National Review : "His effort to make a distinction between Romneycare and Obamacare was not persuasive: If anything, he convincingly
... More »

Unapologetic Romney Defends His Health Plan

Says he knows it would be politically smart to denounce it

(Newser) - Mitt Romney gave his big speech on health care reform today, saying pretty much what everyone expected him to say : Repeal Obamacare and let the states figure it out. Conservative critics maintain that his own version of Romneycare dooms his candidacy—see today's Wall Street Journal editorial —but... More »

Romney's ObamaCare Problem

He has to renounce it in today's speech, Wall Street Journal insists

(Newser) - In a major speech he'll deliver on health care today, Mitt Romney says he wants to repeal ObamaCare , but that’s not enough for the Wall Street Journal —it wants him to renounce RomneyCare, too. Romney is still calling the reform he enacted in Massachusetts a “success,... More »

Romneycare Did In Obamacare

Mass. already has even-more-liberal health plan—why aid others?

(Newser) - Mitt Romney didn’t help Scott Brown win by campaigning for him, Timothy Noah writes, but by giving Massachusetts universal health care four years ago. Sure, the senator-elect and the former governor railed against Obamacare as a “one size fits all” health reform plan, but they were being disingenuous.... More »

15 Stories