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Romney indicates he is prepared to flip-flop on health care, support it in a general election.

By Igor Volsky on April 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm

"Romney indicates he is prepared to flip-flop on health care, support it in a general election."

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On Sunday, the New York Times’ Kevin Sack reported on the difficulty Mitt Romney faces in convincing conservative voters that the new health care reform law is substantially different from the reform he signed in Massachusetts. While Romney is currently denying that Massachusetts served as a template for national health reform, the former Governor indicated that he may be prepared to change his position if he wins the Republican Presidential nomination in 2012:

“I keep on scratching my head,” Mr. Obama said at a fund-raising reception in Boston. “I say, ‘Boy, this Massachusetts thing, who designed that?’”

In response, Mr. Romney is reminding audiences that Mr. Obama has cast the Republicans as the “party of no,” devoid of ideas. “And yet,” Mr. Romney said in Bedford, “he’s saying that I was the guy that came up with the idea for what he did. He can’t have it both ways.”

He added, “If ever again somewhere down the road I would be debating him, I would be happy to take credit for his accomplishment.”

Last week, Romney added even more nuance to his position, telling the New Hampshire Union Leader that it was unconstitutional for the federal government to require everyone to purchase insurance coverage. “I think it’s unconstitutional on the 10th Amendment front,” he said.

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