– Stress entitlement reform and keep stressing it. Romney has embraced the broad outlines of a Paul Ryan-style Medicare overhaul which would reform the program into a premium support system for younger Americans. As for Social Security, Romney would raise the eligibility age and alter the way benefits are indexed to inflation for high-income retirees. Good stuff.
But guess what? Neither plan is one of his 59 points. Nor can either be easily found on his web site. And in his speeches after winning the New Hampshire and Florida primaries and Nevada caucus, there wasn’t one mention of entitlements or Medicare or Social Security. These programs are at the very heart of America’s long-term debt problem and thus should be at the heart of Romney’s campaign.