Thursday, May 12, 2011

Romney 2007 Flashback: America will take "mandate approach" to health care; requiring purchase of a policy is a "terrific idea"

Stormin' Mormon: Campaign '94 - By John B. Judis, The New Republic

The question about Romney is where he would stand in Congress's internecine battles. Would he side with Republicans such as John Chafee who have tried to develop constructive alternatives to Democratic legislation or with Republicans such as Phil Gramm and Newt Gingrich who have been willing to paralyze Congress for the sake of embarrassing the Clinton administration? Romney has indicated that he would side with the moderate wing. He endorsed the crime bill and refused to back Gingrich's jejune “Contract with America.” He told me he would have backed Chafee's health care bill. “I'm willing to vote for things that I am not wild with,” he said.

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