Now that Romney has practically secured the nomination (as if he hadn’t long ago!) I surmise that one of the attack vectors the Obama camp will use is that Obamacare is just like Romneycare, and so if you are opposed to Obamacare, then you’ll be getting more of the same with either candidate.
This is an outright falsehood, the same as when it came from any republican’s mouth.
Romney had an option when he was governor of Massachusetts: (1) Do nothing, and allow the democrats to do what they wanted. (2) vetoed, and had his veto overridden. (3) Take the process over, and lead it, as much as possible, away from the worst ideas, and hopefully throw in a few good ideas to balance it out.
He chose (3). For that reason and that reason alone, Romney is the superior candidate.
Obama forced Obamacare down the throats of the American people. Unlike the people of Massachusetts, the people of America, overwhelmingly, were opposed to the concepts of Obamacare. Yet Obama pushed forward. In fact, he barely lead at all, except to bark at the democrats to move more quickly. His leadership consisted of insulting republicans while threatening democrats. That sounds like a Big Bad from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, not what we expect from an American president.
Romney, on the other hand, was able to commandeer the health care reform bill, take it over and completely seize control of the process and steer the ship in a different direction than was intended. The elements who were conspiring were uncovered, and sanity reigned in their stead. Romney was the kind of leader who can walk into disorder and create order.
Obama is the exact opposite. In the very moment when it seemed that the republicans and democrats could reach some compromise, he would throw his firebombs and disrupt the process. It’s almost as if he wanted anything but cooperation, and relied on disorder and disunion to further his goals.
If Obama wants to talk about health care, let Romney show the world what kind of leader Obama truly is, and let the world compare their notes.