Newt Gingrich is the Republican most likely to defeat President Barack Obama in November and he can ensure that Obama’s healthcare law will be repealed, says a former Florida attorney general who sued over the legislation.
The former House speaker “is the most able to articulate the conservative positions, is the most concise and convincing advocate when speaking and debating, and has the best and boldest plan to restore the economy,” Bill McCollum wrote in an opinion piece published Friday in The Wall Street Journal
Unlike Gingrich, Mitt Romney is “burdened by his continued defense of RomneyCare,” said McCollum, a former congressman.
“In 2006, as governor of Massachusetts, Mr. Romney proposed and enacted the healthcare law after which much of ObamaCare was modeled. RomneyCare contained an individual mandate requiring every resident of Massachusetts not otherwise insured to buy a health-insurance policy or pay a penalty,” McCollum said.
Gingrich, on the other hand, “has admitted the error of his earlier support of the individual mandate and can fully take on the president over the issue of ObamaCare,” McCollum wrote.
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