From Time’s Mark Halperin’s imagined To-Do List for Mitt Romney (See Mitt Run By Mark Halperin – TIME):
Fight Medicare to a draw–carefully. Never has a Republican campaign been as well positioned to become the preserver of health care options and quality care for the elderly. And yet Romney could lose the race on this issue alone. He picked the fight; now he has to sharpen his message and engage …
As we noted, yesterday the New York Times reports on Romney’s plans for Medicare:
But repealing the savings, policy analysts say, would hasten the insolvency of Medicare by eight years — to 2016, the final year of the next presidential term, from 2024.
Halperin is just stunningly inept. He is the Baghdad Bob of political analysis. That this cat has a job — multiple jobs, actually, including the weekend bobblehead shows — is shocking.