Does Romney campaign need Obamacare?
Health care law an essential rallying point for GOP?
- Duration 6:15
- Date Jun 12, 2012
Health care law an essential rallying point for GOP?
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-- is president Obama's.
Signature legislative achievement mr.
Obama campaigned on the health care law worked hard to get it passed and then of course signed it into law.
Well just days from now the Supreme Court could issue its decision on that controversial law.
The white house of course says it wants the law upheld.
Governor Romney today on FOX & Friends criticize the law from an economic standpoint listen.
Obama care is one of the worst offenders in making it difficult for small businesses to go to the back to the business of hiring people and expanding.
So who get her who gets hurt if the law is struck down some political analysts think.
It could really hurt governor Romney's campaign.
By taking a big rallying point for conservatives off the table joining us now for a fair and balanced debate Angela McGlowan.
Fox News political analyst and -- -- the Jackson radio talk show host and Fox News contributor.
And -- what about that the the supposition is that if Obama -- goes away.
Governor Romney loses one of his big points to run against.
You know -- Jan this is one political analysts -- does not think that they striding down Obama cal would hurt Mitt Romney.
This election is not about Romney care it's the fact that.
Obama cares you said earlier was Obama's signature legislation but it's also about a president -- had felt policies.
-- a five trillion dollars to the deficit and this administration is -- about.
Payouts -- laps and had not created more jobs for the American people so that's what this elections.
Going to be about the same Tito there are obviously a lot of the president's supporters who really like Obama care and want to see it implemented and again the thinking is that if the Supreme Court the Supreme Court strikes it down.
Then President Obama gets up there and says look we tried and he rally and -- rallies his supporters to the polls doesn't work that went -- -- it's -- very interesting argument Obama care is Romney care.
This is the -- give this is a policy that was instituted by governor -- in Massachusetts the sticking point of course is going to be the mandate.
Which governor Romney was for -- candidate Romney became -- -- fit.
President -- President Obama was a gates did before he was for it.
Either way I think that Americans really need to understand that some kind of national health care plan is here.
Or coming back -- your -- affordable -- cat they care act is in effect.
Now governor Romney -- said that he becomes president Romney he is going to dismantle this -- but he's going to institute is now.
What will that.
-- -- -- two million Americans who aren't sure need to now.
It's not going to be Romney -- you think about an experienced.
Up public official and then you learn from the policies of the past.
The great thing about Mitt Romney has not only did you -- from.
Romney -- also he learned about being at Bain Capital and creating jobs and when Americans -- to the ballot box.
Had to be thinking about Romney care.
They're -- think about and not better off today than I was four years ago when Barack Obama took office and answer is no it's time for change Angela Thai government run.
Chang -- but look let's stay focused on the match you're -- why -- I you want to know what his appointment.
Hold on the sand -- I'm -- if you get the let's stay focused on the issue.
What happens at the ballot box if if obamacare does get struck down by the Supreme Court I mean.
Does it become a political embarrassment for the president.
You what does not mean either way I think that the politicians can conform these arguments to win.
The fact that this is a plan that both of these elected officials for four.
Now it to me I want to translate this argument into a political argument to a practical discussion on the practical needs of American people.
Far too many American people are uninsured.
Underinsured or they are on covered what's going to happen and President Obama as well no -- Angela.
Governor Romney has said that he is going to have some kind of plant I want him to.
But -- I'm not Ernie and he does know what Obama care.
Governor Romney doesn't I don't -- did it pulled up I don't know -- -- can't -- because it's his play yet all right well we don't have my head wait a minute president.
President Obama is still plot hole bomb like here you have behind you wouldn't -- -- saint -- -- that might consider his legislation is unconstitutional.
This'll put a dark and are probably aren't -- individual mandate.
But it hasn't got cloud over the president's chances for reelection does not -- -- ironically and hearts Obama.
Is it isn't it I think young lady out perfectly under the constitution -- -- Governors are allowed to or states are allowed to -- thing is independently.
That the national government is not necessarily allowed to try isn't that the difference between.
The possible on constitutionality.
Of a national health care plan vs state health care plan.
And Ronald I don't know what does -- hunt and.
And in -- if I'm sorry Antonin Scalia cities that have not read the whole thing he's not going to say I'm just I wanna see with the decision is going to be.
I really do believe that the sticking point is going to be -- individual mandate which as I've said before governor Romney was for before he was against it.
And President Obama was -- gains before he was -- so I just want to know what the plan is going to pan.
-- what about that I mean some Republicans even are very uncomfortable with the health care plan the governor Romney instituted in Massachusetts.
Is no question is done that some Republicans aren't comfortable and also that's why we had such -- -- and it's.
Primary debates surrounding Mitt Romney being our nominee but the bottom line is -- he is our nominee now and conservatives are rallying around camp.
And Romney care only impact at 8%.
The country which was the state of Massachusetts but again -- that's the sign of a true leader is -- you -- policies.
Annexing large from damp and I think they'll win we have president of Romney we will have a better health care system than what we have.
Right now we're gonna see what -- on the true leaders who care for the least of these Seve who is going to cover these people were not obviously were a lot of this depends a lot of argument depends on what the Supreme Court rules -- -- throughout the entire law will it affirm the entire law.
We would throw out part of the law will see.
Thank you both and Peter Jackson and Angela -- thank you --