I just don't understand the enthusiastic support for Mitt Romney and his description as an heir to the Reagan legacy. In particular, he claims to single-handedly have implemented HillaryCare in Massachusetts, the program that was arguably responsible for sweeping the Republicans into Congress in 1994. My sense is that Hillary in the intervening years has moved on to an even more socialist plan, but everything I see in the Romney plan looks very much like Hillary's original proposal.
The plan is command and control at every turn -- for example, I am a huge believer in high deductible health insurance. My family has saved a ton with it, and it shifts health insurance to be more like, you know, insurance -- meaning it covers catstrophic, bankrupting problems but not day to day expenses. Well, this sort of very reasonable plan, which has the added benefit of bringing some price competition to medicine because people like me now care about prices, was made illegal in Massachusetts by Romney and Company. Romney strikes me as just another 1970's-style big government Nixonian Republican, like nearly every other Republican in the race this time around.