Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Super Tuesday Results: Anthony Kennedy Wins

Romney won Ohio, so he's still the frontrunner, albeit a weak one.

Romney will win the nomination. The writing is on the wall.


Romney vs. Obama: You're an undecided voter ... why vote for Romney?

1. The Obama economy is a miserable mess.
2. Obama gas prices are too high.
3. You don't like Obamacare and you've been led to believe than Romney will repeal it.

You're a discouraged conservative ... why vote for Romney?

1. Lesser of two evils: nobody could be worse than Obama.
2. Romney's supreme court appointments might be less liberal than Obama's.

I can't imagine why Romney would repeal Obamacare. He said he wants to keep the "good parts." Since Obamacare is Romney's signature achievement writ large, I have to assume that all of Obamacare's parts look pretty good to Mitt.

Romney would set himself on fire before he'd yield to conservatives on a plan for total repeal, so I think it's safe to assume that Romney will be working closely with Democrats on his "repeal" plan. Even if Romney has a few good ideas for some sort of partial repeal, at least half of those ideas will be shot down by Romney's Democratic allies.

In the end, Romney's half-hearted repeal effort would only tighten Washington's grip on private health insurance, making government-run health care a bipartisan scheme.

This means Anthony Kennedy is as important as ever. As the swing vote on the Supreme Court, he's the one person who has the power to strike down Obama's anti-constitutional health care takeover. The immediate results of Kennedy's decision this summer will have a tremendous impact on Romney's prospects in November.

Anthony Kennedy is the man.

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