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Little Mention Of Health Care By Mitt Romney At #CPAC



Chris Cillizza highlights the sound-bitery:
In a speech filled with soundbites that could easily find their way into a campaign ad, former Mass. governor Mitt Romney won over a large CPAC crowd.

Romney's speech was stuffed with one-liners: "Saul Alinsky is out, Jeffrey Immelt is in," ... "Obama went from 'Change you can believe in' to 'Can you believe this change?'" ... "What we're watching is not Brave New World... it's Groundhog Day."

Running through all of the jokes was this point: Obama took his eye off the economy. Being president is hard, Romney said. "But how difficult is it to take office in the middle of a raging economic crisis and understand that the economy should be your number one priority?"

And the biggest cheers came from after this line: "It's going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work. It's going to take a new president."

There was one aspect of Obama's tenure that Romney left out of his speech. While many other CPAC speakers have focused on repealing 'Obamacare,' Romney, who signed a similar law in Massachusetts, barely mentioned it.
Why? Because of quips like this from Michelle Malkin:
Fun fact: Obamacare guru/Comic Book author Jonathan Gruber sits on bd of regulatory beast governing Romneycare #cpac11
Sooo, Romney will be forever tied to "Romneycare", and by default, President Obama. How's that front-runner status looking now Mitt?

Yeah. Not good.

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