The Republican presidential hopeful has a couple of good things to say about Obama’s health care reforms after declaring it a ‘job killer’ and opposing it throughout the campaign season.
During his Sunday appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press, former Massachusetts governor, NY Times.said that he might keep several health care reforms from Obama’s Affordable Care Act if he wins his bid to the White House. “I’m not getting rid of all of health care reform,” Mr. Romney said, while emphasizing that he planned to replace the president’s plan with his own. “There are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I’m going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage,” Romney said during the interview according to a report by the
The interview came right after the most recent polls showed a large boost to Obama’s approval ratings after former Democratic president, Bill Clinton, spoke at the DNC giving the nation an impression that Obama holds similar views as he does. According to the Scott Rasmussen’s latest polls Obama now leads by 49 percent to Romney’s 45 percent. This is the president’s biggest lead since March and his best approval rating of the year.
According to the Guardian, Rasmussen notes: "The president's bounce began the night after Bill Clinton spoke to the convention and received rave reviews. Sixty-six percent of voters nationwide have a favorable opinion of the former president. Democrats overwhelmingly believe Clinton and Obama have similar views on how to fix the economy, but few Republicans and unaffiliated voters share that assessment."
During the interview, Romney said that the Republicans are to blame equally for agreeing to the cuts in the military spending in order to save the nation from a fiscal crisis. “I thought it was a mistake on the part of the White House to propose it. I think it was a mistake for Republicans to go along with it,” he said.
Romney also acknowledged that Obama’s strategy for the national security has actually made America safer in some ways. Nonetheless, Romney remained steadfast on his accusation on Obama for not helping the economy recover in the past four years while claiming that he will aim to balance the budget during the first term of his potential presidency, resulting in a dramatic impact on the economy.