No sooner had the House Health, Welfare, and Institutions Committee passed the COPN reform bills than incumbent health care providers went all Chicken-Little over the prospect of more competition.
Iowa began the candidate cull; New Hampshire has all-but-certainly added more campaigns for the bonfire. At most, three or four viable candidates could walk or limp into the Commonwealth’s primary. The rest will be the Running Dead.
Forget “establishment” or “Tea Party.” The candidates main divide is about competence vs. ideology – at which point the Trump phenomenon finally begins to make sense.
It is a testament to how unique the Commonwealth has become when so many Republicans are convinced the author of a billion-dollar-plus tax-hike would be a viable presidential candidate.