Above is Mitt Romney’s Campaign’s instant reaction attacking today’s Supreme Court decision.
Despite the rhetoric from Republicans today, Paul Waldman expects the GOP to basically give up on repeal:
Republicans are going to drop health care very quickly. They took their shot with the only avenue they had to kill the ACA, and they came up short. The legal battle is over, and they know that once they start talking about repealing the whole thing, it makes it easier to talk about the benefits of the ACA that will be repealed, particularly since they have given up on even bothering to come up with a “replace” part of “repeal and replace.” Oh, they’ll still condemn the ACA when they’re on Fox, or when they’re talking to partisan audiences—just enough to reassure base conservatives that they’re still angry. But in short order, they’re going to move on to other topics now that the legal question has been settled.
Along the same lines, Francis Wilkinson bets that Romney won’t run on Obamacare repeal:
Republicans successfully campaigned against the health-care law in 2010. The question is whether a repetition of that success is possible given the expanded electorate and the extensive media coverage that accompany a presidential campaign. There is a reason Republicans traditionally have avoided campaigning on health care. If Romney bucks that trend in the months ahead, he risks rediscovering why.
Via The Daily Dish.