Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will be getting the vote of at least one member of the McCain family in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. And that whole thing with Massachusetts’ health care mandate – it won’t be a problem, she argues.
In an appearance on Tuesday’s “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell” on MSNBC, Meghan McCain laid out her case for a Romney presidency. However, it wasn’t without objection from host Lawrence O’Donnell, who cited a George Will Washington Post column from last week that pointed out the flaw with Romney’s candidacy.
“I was presuming that the Republican Party would be rational and they’ve showed themselves to be wildly irrational this year going with, you know – Trump and Bachmann and now Cain, and all this stuff,” O’Donnell said. “My problem with Romney getting the nomination is what George Will’s problem, where George Will says, you know, why would this party go to the author of the individual health-care mandate in Massachusetts when there was such a big uprising against it?”
“And so, I was ending up in the Pawlenty zone through the process of elimination of what was wrong with every other candidate, including what has been considered wrong with Mitt Romney by not just me but the Republican electorate and George Will,” he continued.
“I think that’s very short-sighted,” McCain replied. “I mean, I wouldn’t really take George Will’s word on that. I mean, Mitt Romney has the experience in government and especially economics that I think most voters can trust. And when the time comes around when all this drama is done, I really do think once the American public starts really concentrating on him, he really is going to lead in the polls and has a very good chance of beating Obama. And I literally have been saying this for two years and I probably will displease you, but I still believe that Obama will be a one-term president, and that it’s highly likely Mitt Romney will be our next president.”
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