Romney’s best line of the day was unscripted. A stray Canadian had driven from Ontario to ask Romney a question and in the process joked that Romney could not have his ID card for Canada’s national health-care system.
The ball sat on the tee for a long second before Romney hit it. “I don’t want it!” Romney said. The crowd roared.
— “Two Michigan rallies revealRomney, Santorum flaws,” David A. Fahrenthold, Washington Post, Feb. 25, reporting on a rally earlier that day in Shelby Township, Mich. (suburban Detroit)
Hmm. Well, okay. Romney and his wife Ann, an MS victim, have about $220 million with which to pay their medical expenses.
But there’s another reason that they don’t need national medical insurance: They live in Massachusetts, and so, by law, have medical insurance, even though neither Romney nor Ann is employed and even though Ann has a serious medical condition the onset of which predates the end of their coverage through Romney’s last employer. That law is known, among those who deride it, as “Romneycare.”