I like this quote from Gov. Romney from a 2008 debate about his health care reform in Massachusetts:
“I’m the only one that got the job done. I got health insurance for all our citizens. We had 460,000 people without insurance. We got 300 of them — 300,000 of them — signed up for insurance now. I’m proud of what we accomplished,” he said at the time.
Meanwhile, Romney says Democrats have only themselves to blame for those rowdy town hall meetings that have sometimes been reduced to shouting matches and even violence.
“I think any time you’re dealing with people’s health care and their ability to choose their doctor, you’re going to find people responding very emotionally,” he said.
As for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s now debunked claim that reform would lead to so-called “death panels,” Romney said “I’m not going to tell people what they can and cannot talk about.”
Still, Romney does warn the president that bipartisanship is the only road to health care reform.
“I think the right process for the president to pursue on a subject that is so emotional, so important to all Americans, is to go through the lengthy process of working on a bipartisan basis,” he said. “He promised that.”
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