A Story That Needed Telling

I have been very angry, though privately, with people who have attacked Ben Sasse for being friends with Mike Leavitt, the former Bush Secretary of Health and Human Services who sucks on Obamacare. I have been privy to private information. I’m very glad the Sasse campaign is now telling this story.

On the day Ben Sasse was to meet his new boss, Mike Leavitt, Ben’s wife had a terrible brain aneurysm while out with the kids. Melissa Sasse ultimately lived, but lost vision in her left eye and cannot drive.

Mr. and Mrs. Leavitt have been quite kind to the Sasse family and were a source of comfort to the Sasse family during that trying time. It is appalling to me that anyone would want Ben Sasse to turn his back on Mike Leavitt after that.

Ben Sasse does not agree with Leavitt on Obamacare. His opponents have done their best to tie Sasse’s views to Leavitt’s. It is unfortunate, but also politics.

The Sasse family suffered over $100,000.00 in insurance costs with two insurance companies fighting over which would pay. Ben Sasse understands the need for real reform and he understands what a horrible law Obamacare is in addressing the real problems of healthcare in this country.

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Mitt Romney Should Rethink This

There are many, many Republicans who have come to terms with supporting Mitt Romney because, despite their reservations, we can all agree he is far better than Barack Obama.

One issue, above all others, still gives many of the base qualms about supporting Romney. He never distanced himself from Romneycare and over the past several years and gone back and forth between definitive statements on full repeal of Obamacare and partial repeal of Obamacare.

Conservatives should therefore consider it unacceptable that Mike Leavitt has any role on the Romney campaign. Having pushed states to start implementing Obamacare, potentially to his profit, we must ask who is doing the vetting at Team Romney.

Mike Leavitt does not sound like the type of guy who will look Mitch McConnell in the eye in 2013 and demand, on behalf of President Romney, full and unconditional repeal of Obamacare.

This should shake every conservative’s confidence in Team Romney to really understand just how badly we want Obamacare fully repealed and calls into question the conservative bona fides of those who would staff a Romney White House when Obamacare pimps staff the campaign.