Yesterday, Mitt Romney officially declared his candidacy for President of the United States.
Because the Republican Party has traditionally supported the candidate it presumes has “paid the most dues”, it is likely that Romney will secure the Republican nomination.
On the one hand, Romney has some attractive qualities. For one, he looks Presidential. He also has decades of experience turning around businesses. For an economy with 9.0% unemployment, this expertise will be a valuable asset in the general election.
On the other hand, Romneycare has been a complete disaster. After the program’s implementation, healthcare costs now consume more than 30% of Massachusetts’ budget. Romney also has a well-earned reputation as a flip-flopper, which he will likely find hard to shake in the general election.
I would wish Romney luck if I thought it might help. But I don’t.