Michael Kinsley once said that a political gaffe is when a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he isn’t supposed to say. There are other kinds of gaffes, of course, but this kind can be especially informative.
Yesterday, Mitt Romney praised the efficiency of the Israeli health care system. It is efficient, since they spend much less than we do per capita while getting better results and providing universal coverage.
Maybe Romney didn’t realize it, but it’s important to note that the Israeli healthcare system is single-payer and government-regulated. It is, in fact, an example of socialism at its best.
Definitely the kind of political gaffe described by Michael Kinsley.