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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sorry Doesn't Seem To Be TPaw's Hardest Word

I have suggested long ago and again that Mitt Romney's best strategy on Romneycare simply would be to admit it was a mistake, even though honest and serious distinctions could be drawn between Obamacare and Romneycare.  He has not done that, and the political wound still festers.

Tim Pawlenty understands the power of apology.  At one time he supported cap-and-trade, but now readily admits that position was a mistake.  Via Politico:

"The question is in my case, I've said, 'Look, I've made a mistake.' I think cap-and-trade would be a ham-fisted, unhelpful, damaging thing to the economy," Pawlenty added. "It's misguided. I made the mistake. I admit it. I'm not trying to be cute about it. I just come out and tell you it was a mistake."
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  1. I don't trust this at all. Cap and trade was always a loser, always a big government disaster in waiting. If random bloggers can see that and he can't . . . well, apologize away, TPaw, but that lack of judgment thing still bugs me.

  2. Well, at least Tpaw's big enough to admit he made a mistake, even if it is just for political reasons. I mean let's face it, he's a politician. But still, I'm willing to give this one to him, especially since he more than likely understands the consequences of saying something like this, and then going back on his word if he ends up getting elected.

    Course at this point even Donald Trump would be better than what we've got in there currently.

    Is that a racist statement?

  3. It's funny how, when Mitt Romney changes positions on an issue, he's called a flip-flopper, but when Tim Pawlenty does it, he's called admirable.

    And by the way? Romney has "apologized". He's said numerous times while differentiating RomneyCare from ObamaCare that there are some things he would keep, some things he would eliminate, and some things he would change. But to say it was all a mistake would be false, because at the very least, he tried. That's not something any other GOP candidate can say on the healthcare issue.