James: Romney needs to address lessons learned from Massachusetts health care bill

He’s not exactly Utah’s favorite son because he wasn’t born in Utah, but Cache County Republican Party Chairman David James says former Utah Olympics Chief Mitt Romney is clearly a favorite prospective presidential candidate for a lot of Utah Republicans.On KVNU’s Crosstalk show Monday, James said Democrats are trying to hang a health care bill passed while Romney was governor of Massachusetts around his neck. James says that was on a state level in a very liberal state.”I don’t think everything he’s being accused of is completely fair,” James said. “I do think he probably needs to come out and say, ‘look, since it’s been implemented this is what we’ve learned. “‘We’ve learned some kind of harsh lessons and let’s take the lessons from the state of Massachusetts and apply them and understand that it’s going to hurt us as a nation and maybe we can take those lessons and save the country the same problems that Massachusetts had.'”James believes that is a reasonable approach to take but he does believe Romney is damaged because of the health care bill.

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