WSJ: Romney, Another John Kerry
The Wall Street Journal editorial board ripped into Mitt Romney this morning, bashing his campaign for muddling its message on whether or not the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate is a tax.
The scathing op-ed painted Romney as the 2012 version of John Kerry, who failed in his 2004 presidential run from the Democratic ticket. And it questioned whether the “tax confusion” will be a “turning point” in Romney’s campaign. Here’s the opening paragraph:
If Mitt Romney loses his run for the White House, a turning point will have been his decision Monday to absolve President Obama of raising taxes on the middle class. He is managing to turn the only possible silver lining in Chief Justice John Roberts’s ObamaCare salvage operation—that the mandate to buy insurance or pay a penalty is really a tax—into a second political defeat.