Rove's Rookie Op/Ed Favorable For One GOP Candidate in Particular
Karl Rove's inaugural Op/Ed piece for Newsweek, already available for viewing on the web, definitely did not disappoint. He swung for the fences with "How to Beat Hillary (Next) November Republicans who think she'll be easy to defeat are wrong. What they should do."
In his editorial Rove gives several points that the Republican candidate nominated for the general election should embrace as he reintroduces himself to the American people in his run against the presumptive nominee on the Democrat side. In one of the only direct suggestions towards policy, Rove brings up the "kitchen table" issue of healthcare as one that should be addressed by the nominee.
Upon reading this suggestion, it immediately brought to mind Mitt Romney's appearance on Glenn Beck last Wednesday and his answers regarding his healthcare record and his success in tackling the social issue by offering a private, free enterprise, personal responsibility approach to this issue without raising taxes taking ownership of this issue from the democrats.As Romney said (in paraphrasing), we're already going down the road to socialized medicine when any patient who walks into an emergency room without insurance will receive treatment that ultimately, by default, gets paid by the rest of us. And Romney's Heritage Foundation-backed solution did what Hillary's highly publicized, highly scrutinized, and highly unsuccessful attempts were never able to accomplish, in remedying the issue.