The late Buddy Cianci called it "putting gum on an opponent's shoe"...in other words, slowing them down. The process of focusing on one particular issue early in a campaign and then drilling it into the ground. Cranston mayor and GOP gubernatorial candidate Allan Fung's mantra against Governor Gina Raimondo will be "UHIP and U-R Screwed." That's how he referred to the computer system debacle in a news release. Fung said "20 long months of lines out the door at the DHS, missing benefits and nursing home closures from the inability to operate without reimbursements, Rhode Islanders have had it with Raimondo's ineptness. In the private sector, Raimdono would have been fired a long time ago. Fung can also play the "it hits home" card too, citing his experience trying to get his late father into Ceder Crest Nursing home. When the governor visited us last week, she admitted the UHIP debacle will be a lingering campaign issue. So, until DELOITTE, the contractor that designed the system fixes it, assuming they do, expect the ACRONYM to be Fung's campaign mantra.
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