Okay, I find this highly amusing. The swag bag being handed out to every media person at the Republican National Convention includes a hardcover version of Romney’s book that contains a passage that brings one of his most absurd contradictions to light:
On page 177 of the hardcover version of No Apology that’s being given out at the RNC, Romney describes his Massachusetts health care law and writes: “We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting government take over health care.”
This language was problematic, because it implied, contrary to what Romney has said elsewhere, that Romney thought his Massachusetts health care law could be a model for the nation. Such phrasing complicated his argument for why his law was different from President Obama’s national one.
It didn’t “complicate his argument,” it just showed that he was lying when he said he didn’t think, at the time, that the Massachusetts plan should be replicated for everyone. He now has to pretend otherwise because that position is wildly unpopular with the base of his party. He’s simply tried to rewrite his own history and now he’s handing out a book that catches him doing it. Hilarious.