Wednesday 14 November 2012
A man who knew but didn't know he knew
Perhaps unawares, Mitt Romney has acknowledged how important health care insurance is for people living in the US ...
"You can imagine for somebody making $25,000 or $30,000 or $35,000 a year, being told you’re now going to get free health care, particularly if you don’t have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 per family, in perpetuity, I mean, this is huge."
As progressives have been saying in the US for eighty years. He went on to say:
"Our campaign, in contrast, was talking about big issues for the whole country---military strategy, foreign policy, a strong economy, creating jobs and so forth. And by the way ... our strategy worked well with many people, but for those who were given a specific gift, if you will, our strategy did not work terribly well."
There's a strategy the Democrats can use again and again: make sure you win the votes of the folks for whom universal health insurance is a priority.