Romney Changes Message on Obamacare

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Mitt Romney Republican presidential candidate, and former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney. (Getty)

Earlier this week, Eric Fehrnstrom, a top Romney advisor, told MSNBC that his candidate still did not think of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate penalty as a tax. Then, yesterday, appearing to contradict Fehrnstrom’s comments, Romney said during an interview with CBS News that he must accept the court's ruling that it is a tax. The Romney campaign apparently isn’t consistent on their message, but the former governor's comments have already invited comparisons to the healthcare law he passed in Massachusetts.

Ron Christie is a Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist. Kathleen Hall Jamieson is the director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Guests:

Ron Christie and Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Produced by:

Joe Hernandez

Comments [2]

listener

The President's direct contradiction of himself on his recent Executive Order saying last year he did not have the Constitutional authority to grant legal status to 800,000 illegal immigrants and then doing it anyway is ignored but the comments of an Romney aid are magnified?

The President in 2008 also said that raising the "debt is un patriotic" and then raised it by five trillion dollars during his term.

The media think they control the narrative which is explains the "navel gazing" discussion on what a Romney aide said and not what the President himself has said. That mendacious narrative needs to be challenged.

If conservatives are calling Romney out why no mention of the Democrats refusing to attend the DNC convention? Not in keeping with the progressive narrative? Do they believe Obamacare is a TAX?

"Give me a break" indeed.

Jul. 05 2012 09:22 AM
Ed from Larchmont

The Administration, Congress and Supreme Court couldn't decide if it was a penalty or a tax - why shouldn't Romney have some confusion?

Jul. 05 2012 06:01 AM

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