Romney campaign strategist Eric Fehrnstrom appeared on MSNBC yesterday (video clip below). What is a top Romney campaign adviser doing on MSNBC? Nothing good, as it turns out.
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd extracted Fehrnstrom’s concurrence with Obama that Obamacare’s mandate is not a tax. Taking Fehrnstrom as Romney’s spokesman, we can conclude that Romney begs to differ with Obama’s lawyers (i.e., Obama in court) and with the Supreme Court: it’s not a tax.
What can we learn from this? I offer a multiple choice question.
(a) Romney is not the ideal candidate to don the mantle of opposition to Obamacare.
(b) Romney’s political instincts are lacking on a key campaign issue.
(c) Romney’s campaign requires an overhaul.
(d) Romney isn’t much of a Power Line reader.
(e) All of the above.
UPDATE: The Weekly Standard’s Steve Hayes has more here. I hesitate to speak for Steve, but I think he’s an “all of the above” guy.