By now, I am sure many of you have heard about the bickering between the Democrats and Republicans over universal health care. Does the often brought up successful model of Mitt Romney's Massachusetts stand a chance? Is this "model" of universal health care in that state, with some liberals applauding it, something that can help the rest of the country, or Mitt Romney's popularity, or both? Just how "successful" is Mitt Romney's idea of forcing all to have to purchase health care, even at reduced subsidized rates, giving financial incentives and breaks to hospitals and insurance companies, and penalizing non buyers? With Sarah Palin pretty much out of the running and with little or no credibility, even if she ever had it at all, is the GOP banking on Romney for 2012? In most polls, Rasmussen and others, GOP Governor Jindal is the closest rival but still 20 points behind Romney as a potential 2012 GOP hopeful among likely voters. Thoughts?