opinion | Joshua green
For Romney, avoiding risk means obscuring his own positions
Like many other Republicans, Mitt Romney has said he wants to “repeal and replace” the health care law. But however much he’s pressed, he offers few specifics about what he would replace it with. This has become a familiar pattern: a ringing affirmation of some major policy difference with President Obama, followed by a lot of vagueness about what he would do instead. Think of these speeches, statements, and dodgy rebuttals as the Romney Fog Machine — a great outpouring of words intended to obscure, rather than clarify.