Say what you like about Arnold, but you got to give him credit for being a proper flip-flopper with real moxie. While Bush drowns in his stay-the-course quagmire, Arnold has repudiated basically everything he claimed to care about when he first came into office, and is now running like the unaligned centrist everyone thought they were voting for back in 2003.
Today he called for universal coverage based on a comprehensive pay or play, surrounded by an individual mandate. He even brought back the notion of provider taxes, a beast last seen in the wild in the pre-HillaryCare years, but thought to be extinct having been shot by the AMA and AHA back then.
But my favorite of all is the fact that the pay-or-play employer mandate he’s calling for includes all employers with more than 10 employees. In November 2004, just 26 months ago, he told people to veto Prop 72, which had a pay-or-play system for employers with more than 20 employees. Boy, times and people change, don’t they!