August 8, 2012

The Romney campaign farce continues. It's somewhat doubtful that bringing up the fact that having access to universal health care saves lives, while trying to deny the same system nationwide upon which it is based, is going to win many converts. In fact, all her response is likely to do is annoy other republicans.

A flummoxed Bill Hemmer of Fox News quickly changed the subject, naturally.

via Poltico

A Mitt Romney spokesperson offered an unusual counterattack Tuesday to an ad in which a laid-off steelworker blames the presumptive GOP nominee for his family losing health care: If that family had lived in Massachusetts, it would have been covered by the former governor’s universal health care law.

“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Andrea Saul, Romney’s campaign press secretary, said during an appearance on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President [Barack] Obama’s economy.”

The ad by Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting Obama, features Joe Soptic, a steelworker who was laid off from a plant owned by Romney-founded Bain Capital, discussing his wife’s cancer and eventual death. Soptic said his family lost health insurance after he was laid off.

Erick Erickson offered this up in response:

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