"I got everybody in my state insured," Romney tells NBC. "I don't think anything shows more empathy and care...than that kind of record."—
Mike O'Brien (@mpoindc) September 26, 2012
Oh. Dear. Lord. Conservatives have gone out of their way to show their support for Mitt Romney, and today, he swiftly repaid them by throwing them under the bus. For some reason beyond the scope of human comprehension, Romney saw fit to brag about his universal health care program for Massachusetts. You know, the program that served as a template for Obamacare.
In an interview with NBC News, Romney referenced an element of his record he almost never invokes on the campaign trail to answer a question about how he can better connect with Americans and prove he understands the lives and trials of middle class Americans.
“I think throughout this campaign as well, we talked about my record in Massachusetts, don’t forget — I got everybody in my state insured,” Romney told NBC’s Ron Allen in an interview before his rally here tonight. “One hundred percent of the kids in our state had health insurance. I don’t think there’s anything that shows more empathy and care about the people of this country than that kind of record.”
Romney’s health care law in Massachusetts has long been a lightning rod issue for conservatives, who unfavorably compare it to President Barack Obama’s own federal law and as a damning reflection on Romney’s conservative bonafides.
Libs are thrilled, of course:
And conservatives need Dramamine:
At rally, Romney attacks Obamacare as Exhibit #1 of Obama's philosophy. Yet mins earlier tells NBC that Romneycare is example of empathy.—
Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) September 26, 2012
So Mitt scaling back on tax cut talk and touting Romneycare. Not how you win a base election, dude.—
Brian Lerch (@bdlerch) September 26, 2012
Well, we knew what we were getting.