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Would Mitt Romney Win Today?

Well, well, well. Look at what we have here.

CNN reports:

And an ABC News/Washington Post poll also suggests that if the 2012 presidential election between the President and GOP challenger Mitt Romney were held today, Romney would hold a slight lead in the popular vote.

So, if you're still wondering why the Obama administration may not have been upfront about the fact that many would lose their health care plans thanks to Obamacare, you just might have your answer.

The only way to sell the law without significantly losing the public opinion battle was to convince people who were happy with their coverage that they wouldn't have to make a change.

You can't win reelection by admitting to people that you're controlling their options or that you're about to decide what's "sub-standard" and what's best for their health.

Health care is just about as personal as it gets. You think Americans would've liked being told that government knows what's best for them? You think they would've liked hearing that their plans are "sub-standard" and government thinks they can do better? You think they would've fancied losing their coverage and their doctors? You think they would've rushed to vote for the guy who was ushering in that message?

Of course not. Many would've voted for the other guy. I know that. You know that. And give the Obama administration some credit--they knew that too.

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