Holy crap. After running like hell away from any mention of health care reform in Massachusetts, which is virtually identical to the Affordable Care Act that Obama pushed through, now suddenly Romney is touting that plan that the entire base of his party thinks is horrible and evil. Here he is Sunday morning on Fox News:
ROMNEY: With regards to women’s health care, look, I’m the guy that was about to get health care for all of the women and men in my state. They’re talking about it on the federal level, we actually did something. [...]
CHRIS WALLACE (HOST): So you’re saying, look at Romneycare?
ROMNEY: Well, absolutely. I am very proud of what we did, and the fact that we helped women and men and children in our state… And then with regard to contraceptives, of course Republicans, myself in particular, recognize that women have a right to use contraceptives. There is absolutely no validity whatsoever to the Obama effort to try and bring that up.
Uh, Mitt…you’ve said you would repeal the ACA, which is virtually identical to the program you’re now touting. And you’ve hammered the Obama administration over contraception coverage as part of that program, which your plan also did. For crying out loud, how many times do you think you can contradict yourself on a single issue without everyone realizing that you’re just making it up as you go along?