I had the honor to speak yesterday at a San Francisco rally to “Repeal and Replace ObamaCare”. The host was former Gov. George Pataki of New York, who is leading a new organization, “Revere America“, which has this goal as its sole objective.
Don’t believe that the calls for repealing and replacing ObamaCare come from an extremist fringe: Mr. Poizner, currently a candidate for the Republican gubernatorial nomination; and Mr. Pataki, a three-term governor of New York , are firmly within the mainstream of respectable, center-right, conservatism.
Mr. Pataki and Mr. Poizner have direct experience of health care at the state level: They know that the last thing that the people or state governments need are more burdensome regulation and expensive mandates layered on by an arbitrary and unaccountable federal bureaucracy.
If successful political leaders like these gentlemen are willing to wave the banner of repealing and replacing ObamaCare, it’s a strong signal that this approach is a winner. (A San Francisco Chronicle reporter who interviewed Mr. Pataki during his visited also noted that Mr. Poizner’s rival in the primary, Meg Whitman, also favors repeal.)
Advise your local conservative politician not to be the last on the bandwagon!