He may be the new darling of the tea-party, and he may be obsessed with Obama’s birthplace, but the putative leading dark horse outsider for the Republican nomination Donald Trump apparently prefers socialized medicine! Here’s what a conservative blog reports him writing in 2000: “We must have universal healthcare,” wrote Trump. “I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on this one. We should not hear so many stories of families ruined by healthcare expenses…..We need, as a nation, to reexamine the single-payer plan, as many individual states are doing.” I wonder how keen the Tea Partiers will be when they find out about that–even though of course for the vast majority of the Tea Party faithful Canadian-style single payer would be a much better financial deal than what they have now. And yes for you liberal wonks, I know Canada doesn’t have socialized medicine, but I don’t think the average Tea Partier could explain why!