OK, so today, Mitt Romney has rolled out a new health care plan (good, because the old one stunk). Everyone seems confused, though
On my reading of things, this new plan of Romney's is a vast improvement over the old plan of Romney's (which I have criticized here
It basically replicates most of the Giuliani health care plan
, laid out ages ago, when Romney was still touting the plan he implemented in Massachusetts to primary voters
And on that basis, I'll say "good" and "about time" to Mitt. I still can't see myself supporting him, since it's taken however many months of people criticizing his original plan for its obvious flaws, him being targeted by a whole host of conservative groups over RomneyCare
, and the Democratic candidates basically stealing his plan and calling it theirs (something that tells you a lot about how "conservative" or "libertarian" it is).
But, I'm glad he's finally seen sense-- or at least sense enough to realize he's got to put forward a different health care plan if he's going to win the nomination, after which, well, we'll see (I remain convinced that Romney's wild moving about on a ton of issues suggests that he is totally unpredictable as a leader, and can't be counted on to do anything that doesn't placate whatever the biggest interest group he's trying to satisfy at any given moment).