Excellent editorial in today's WSJ on what really lead us to ObamaCare:
The reality is that ObamaCare is the price of two GOP electoral defeats caused by the failure of the DeLay Congress and a dismal Bush second term. The 2003 Medicare prescription drug benefit compromised the GOP on spending and legislative bullying. Republicans had a chance to do better on health care in 2005 but put their chips on Social Security and failed. Mitt Romney also gave Democrats renewed political confidence when he signed a prototype of ObamaCare into law in Massachusetts, though he now claims that these fraternal policy twins aren't related.
Romney was interviewed on Hugh Hewitt's radio show tonight. As usual with Mitt, Hugh was pretty much tossing softballs, giving Romney every opportunity to come off well. Yet when it came to simple questions about ObamaCare and how it did or did not resemble RomneyCare, Romney was unable to deliver convincing answers. It may well already be too late for him anyway, but if he can't explain in clear and concise terms why the health care reform that he helped enact in Massachusetts is anything but some version of ObamaCare Lite, he's a dead man walking when it comes to 2012.