• The Onion: Mitt Romney Haunted by Past of Trying to Help Uninsured Sick People

    The Onion reports on the cautionary tale of Mitt Romney's dark past

    Though Mitt Romney is considered to be a frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, the national spotlight has forced him to repeatedly confront a major skeleton in his political closet: that as governor of Massachusetts he once tried to help poor, uninsured sick people.

    Romney, who signed the state's 2006 health care reform act, has said he "deeply regrets" giving people in poor physical and mental health the opportunity to seek medical attention, admitting that helping very sick people get better remains a dark cloud hovering over his political career, and his biggest obstacle to becoming president of the United States of America.

    "Every day I am haunted by the fact that I gave impoverished Massachusetts citizens a chance to receive health care," Romney told reporters Wednesday, adding that he feels ashamed whenever he looks back at how he forged bipartisan support to help uninsured Americans afford medicine to cure their illnesses. "I'm only human, and I've made mistakes. None bigger, of course, than helping cancer patients receive chemotherapy treatments and making sure that those suffering from pediatric AIDS could obtain medications, but that's my cross to bear."

    This might just be one of those email rumor things, but I heard the guy also treats the help as if they were regular people and says things like, "please" and "thank you."

    I know. I hope it's not true.


    Tags: Health Care, Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, Primaries, Republicans, The Onion

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