Oh, Mitt... Mitt.... what a tangled web we weave when we waffle on our own record. So. You support the health insurance mandate for Massachusetts, but promise to work against it for the US on "day one" in office. In Israel, you raved about the efficiency of that country's health care system. It consumes 8% of GDP while ours consumes 18%. Israel has a single payer health care system and you're against that for the United States.
And now, in response to a hard-hitting SuperPAC ad that highlighted the plight of a woman who died because she had no health insurance, your spokeswoman explained that it's really all that woman's fault. You see, she lived in the wrong state:
“To that point, if people had been in Massachusetts, under Gov. Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care,” Saul said on Fox News. “There are a lot of people losing their jobs and losing their health care in President Obama's economy.”
The LA Times puts this in perspective:
Until now, Romney himself has refused to endorse his own plan in retrospect, except to say that it is unique to Massachusetts and what works in one state may not work in another. Famously, his Massachusetts plan includes the requirement that everybody purchase insurance, with help for those who can't afford it. This is the essence of Obama's plan, to which Romney now deeply objects.
Is it another "Etch-A-Sketch" moment for the Romney campaign or an extension of your delicious "Mitt's Malaprops World Tour?"
With Mitt Romney, a new day generally means a new position on an important issue, so it's impossible to tell at this point.