Obama Runs on Obamacare
7:29 AM, Oct 8, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Last night, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign announced the winners of their latest contest, "Meet Two Presidents" (Obama and former President Bill Clinton). The winners? Two women, both from swing states. Their reason for supporting Obama's reelection effort? Obamacare.
The first is from North Carolina. "Vicki Moore from Matthews, North Carolina," according to the Obama campaign. "As a dietitian at a local hospital, Linda coordinates family-based healthy lifestyle and sees first-hand the positive impact of the Affordable Care Act. Having pursued a graduate degree later in life, she also appreciates the President’s work on student loan reform. Vicki's nephew, Mac, a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill, will accompany her."
And the second is from Ohio. "Linda Romans-Hnath from Broadview Heights, Ohio," according to the Obama campaign. "Linda was born and raised in Ohio and currently works as an information specialist for a local Cleveland park system that operates programs to help serve urban youth. As a cancer survivor, the Affordable Care Act gives her peace of mind because she knows she cannot be denied coverage if her husband, Tim, were to lose his job. Linda and her husband Tim, both volunteer for the campaign. Linda will bring Tim to meet President Obama and President Clinton."
Additionally, President Obama used a personal story from his anniversary dinner at a restaurant at the Four Seasons in Georgetown from Saturday night, to demonstrate that he's running on Obamacare.
Obama's decision finally to run on Obamacare makes sense because it is his signature legislative achievement. But, on the other hand, it leaves a large opening for his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney: Obamacare is widely unpopular among independents.