Mitt Romney Spokesperson Andrea Saul recently responded to an Obama campaign advertisement in which a gentleman lost his job due to a Bain plant closing. Subsequently, the former steelworker's wife died from cancer a few years after the closing.
The main thrust of the ad was an attempt to highlight the dire straights the steelworker and his wife were in whereby they had no health insurance coverage after he lost his job. The idea was that if there were some sort of healthcare coverage in place perhaps the man's wife may have lived longer or even have survived her bout with cancer.
Does the ad stretch the lines of plausibility a bit to make a point? Most likely. However more telling than any sentiment that the ad tried to broadcast was the response by the aforementioned Ms. Saul. In a stunning moment of clarity, she admitted that if the couple in the ad, "lived in Massachusetts under Governor Romney's healthcare plan they would have had coverage".
Amazing. I am sure that the young lady is an intelligent and earnest member of the Romney camp; however, her days with the campaign must surely be in imminent jeopardy now. Why? She committed a cardinal sin because she simply forgot to lie.
Having universal coverage in some way shape or form no matter where you are in the country is exactly the point that the Affordable Care Act tries to make every day that it is implemented in the United States.
It is Romney's signature achievement that he continues to run from that could have potentially saved a life and all it will end up doing is killing his campaign for president.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom