By Michael Yudell
Riddle me this, Mitt Romney of the year 2012:
How does a man, Mitt of Olde — who in 2007, while explaining the success of Romneycare in Massachusetts, said that it is "critical to insure more people in this country" and who once embraced the notion that health insurance for all was a social and economic good — come to believe, as Mitt did on Wednesday, that emergency rooms can provide the care that uninsured people need?
I hate to tell you this, Mitt of 2012, but we do have people who die every day because they lack health insurance.
So, Mitt of 2012, if you want to believe that the uninsured can do just fine by receiving their care in the emergency room, that's OK; you have a right to your own opinion. But Mitt Romney is and always has been a data guy. You've said so yourself. And the evidence shows that people will continue to die. Those people may not be around to cast blame in the ballot box next time around, but their families will be, and so will you.
Mitt of Olde, are you in there somehwere?