David Frum

09.26.12

A Good Shake of the Etch-A-Sketch

Yglesias notes that Romney is backing away from promises to cut the top tax rate to 28 percent.

So which did Romney have in mind? Well, now campaign adviser Kevin Hassett says neither, arguing that if Romney's math doesn't add up (and it doesn't), he just won't cut rates that much: "If you think the base-broadeners don’t add up, if you think he can’t get to 28 percent, then the right thing that would happen, as you know, if you’re going to have a revenue-neutral reform, is that they would have a different change in rates."

Good. Now let's hear that full-throated embrace of Romneycare. Mitt might have backed himself too far into a corner, but there's no harm in telling Americans (100% of them) why he would provide policies that would work for their families.