On Saturday morning’s Up with Chris Hayes, titular host Chris Hayes laudably focused on a story that’s been inexcusably buried by the political media this week: Republican candidate Mitt Romney‘s contention that no one dies from a lack of health insurance because there are Emergency Rooms. In his “Now We Know” segment, Hayes simultaneously called Romney out and gave him too much credit, saying “Mitt Romney doesn’t know what he’s talking about with respect to the deadly consequences of being uninsured.”
Mitt Romney knows, and I can prove it. Whether or not he cares is another matter.
While the media has spent most of the week focusing on the superficial mannerisms of the Obama/Biden ticket at debates (of the 18 stories we posted about the VP debate, fourteen of them were media complaints about Vice President Joe Biden‘s demeanor), rather than the substance, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was stepping in it like Mr. Magoo at a dog park, most noticeably by doing several Crazy Ivans on the issue of abortion.