Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Ed Kilgore comments on Mitt Romney's latest fantasy for public consumption:
In a speech in Florida today, Mitt Romney repeated his frequent claim that in a post-ObamaCare world, he would fight to prevent insurance companies from denying coverage to people with pre-existing health conditions.
That's not just a lie, but a pretty big, pretty important lie.
I was going to excerpt the paragraph after that too, and then the next one, and the one after that as well. But that would have been pretty much the entire post. Instead, click the link and read it. Ed explains chapter and verse.
Bottom line: Mitt Romney has no intention of preventing insurance companies from denying coverage to people with preexisting conditions. His party wouldn't allow it, he doesn't really care about it, and it's basically impossible as a standalone policy anyway. He knows this. Everyone covering his campaign knows it. But the rules of engagement prevent anyone from plainly saying so. Ain't politics grand?