Joan Walsh: Romney Campaign In A "World Of Pain" Right Now
SALON'S JOAN WALSH on Eric Fehrnstrom saying ObamaCare is not a tax: I think the damage was being done over the weekend when journalists were taking clips of Mitt Romney saying it's a penalty, not a tax about Massachusetts. And the one thing we should add to the montage of people calling it a tax is Mitt Romney. He came out of the gate on Thursday, saying it was a tax increase. He sent his advisers out to talk to reporters and they said, 'Well, we have a brand new issue with the most gigantic tax increase in history.'
So it was the Romney team that started it or went along with Sarah Palin, I should say. And they were happy to talk about it like this for 24 hours and then somebody was like, 'Uh-oh.' It reminds me of that old school yard saying, 'I'm rubber and you're glue.'
What we're finding on the issue of health care is that President Obama is rubber and Mitt Romney's glue. Anything that is said about ObamaCare can be said about RomneyCare and it sticks to him. So they are in a world of pain today.