One of the best parts of the DNC was that video from when Mitt Romney was running against Ted Kennedy in 1994 for Massachusetts Senate.
Referring to Mitt's tendency to take every side of the issue, Senator Kennedy said that while he's prochoice, Romney is multiple choice and that if they go a few more weeks Romney may steal so many of Kennedy's positions that he'll agree to vote for him too as that's what the Sentaor believed.
Well, there Mitt goes again. His running mate is an Olympian teller of whoppers, but Mitt is an Olympian too at flip-lopping.
Honestly to try to keep up with all his previous positions on helath care is enough to give you serious whiplash. You need to an Olympian yourself to even try.
Let's see. He passed ObamaCare in Massachusetts. He wrote an op-ed in 2009 urging the President to do RomneyCare in Washington. Obama obliged him and then he declared that he would "repeal on the first day."
When called on his mendacity he answered that ObamaCare is fine in the state of Massachusetts but not nationally; although in the op-ed he had clearly urged the President to do it nationally.
Now it's "repeal on the first day except for some parts of it which I like."
"Mitt Romney said on Sunday that if he were elected president he would keep portions of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a seemingly abrupt turn on an early campaign promise."
"Well, I'm not getting rid of all of health care reform," the former Massachusetts governor said in an interview with NBC's "Meet the Press." "Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I'm going to put in place. One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. Two is to assure that the marketplace allows for individuals to have policies that cover their family up to whatever age they might like. I also want individuals to be able to buy insurance, health insurance, on their own as opposed to only being able to get it on a tax advantage basis through their company."
The comments mark the latest chapter in Romney's tortured history with respect to federal health care reform. The Republican presidential nominee once envisioned the health care plan he passed in Massachusetts as a model for the nation. As a candidate for president in 2012, however, he has pledged to repeal the entirety of Obama's Affordable Care Act, a law very much based on Romney's Mass-Care model."
"In his "Meet the Press" interview, Romney again pledged repeal of the law. But the suggestion that he would pass some of its individual provisions later in his term complicates that pledge."
"I say we're going to replace Obamacare," Romney said. "And I'm replacing it with my own plan. And even in Massachusetts when I was governor, our plan there deals with pre-existing conditions and with young people."
"While that may be true, the Romney campaign has said in the past his federal plan wouldn't include such a provision."
"Earlier this election, his campaign laid out a policy that ensures that a person who is covered by an employer and switches jobs could not be discriminated against because of a pre-existing condition during that job switch. The Obama campaign argued that that's already law. But the bigger question left unanswered was: what happens to those people just entering the labor market with a pre-existing condition? Would Romney pass laws prohibiting discrimination by insurance companies against them?"
Is this the kind of thing he plans to say in the debates that he claims are going to lead him to a Reagan style landslide?