Sean Hannity read Holly Robichaud's brutal Boston Herald essay on air the other night, "Just one more reminder that Mitt Romney can’t win." And here comes Michael Graham with another slam on Romney at the Herald, "Romneycare a big bust." What remains to be seen is how this plays out. In 2004 Democrats nominated John Kerry so they'd have a candidate with both veteran and antiwar creds to challenge a sitting war president. Problem was that Kerry couldn't get any traction on the war, since he wasn't going change much of the Bush policy on Iraq: "Why change horses in midstream"?
Will the same thing happen to Romney? Healthcare should be Obama's albatross, and it is, except if Romney's the nominee he'll have to try to differentiate what he did in Massachusetts with what Obama's done with the Affordable Care monstrosity. But it wont' work. Michael Graham's essay above says that ObamaCare and RomneyCare are joined at the hip in the public's mind, so Romney --- and Republicans --- are screwed on that issue. Maybe the Ann Coulter scenario would be better, to have Chris Christie throw his hat in the ring, but who knows at this point? Romney could be dead in the water? But Christie ain't running? And Sarah Palin could be hangin' loose until 2016? Hey, I'll take Michele Bachmann! We need a woman president!