Some details, please
The Romney campaign thinks it can play it safe and coast to the White House by saying the economy stinks and it's Obama's fault. We're on its email list and the main daily message from the campaign is that "Obama isn't working." Thanks, guys, but Americans already know that. What they want to hear from the challenger is some understanding of why the president's policies aren't working and how Romney's policies will do better.
- The Wall Street Journal
Bilge from the left
A tremendous lot of bilge water has rained down from the national press since last week's Supreme Court decision on health care reform. Much of it has consisted of liberal panegyrics for Chief Justice John Roberts. ... This liberal praise for a conservative is nice, and some of it even seems sincere - though it is the sort of sincerity you used to hear from supposedly high-minded white people who said the occasional black person was "a credit to his race." It was racist and condescending and highly offensive - but they meant it in the nicest way. Roberts, say liberals now, is not like the rest of his useless kind.
- Richmond Times-Dispatch
Explain THE ACT
The White House has been halfhearted in its sales pitch Beyond simple decency, that's a huge benefit to society as a whole, improving public health and reducing expensive emergency care that everyone pays for. ... But that case was never forcefully made, and Republicans exploited the complexity of the law to convince casual listeners that, as the House speaker, John Boehner, claimed on Sunday, "this is government taking over the entire health insurance industry."
- The New York Times
Let's Fix it
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has promised a vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act ..., and Mitt Romney has underlined his pledge ... to dispense with it on his first day in office. What an enormous waste of progress ... There is a smarter course for - Bloomberg View