Tuesday, September 6, 2011

DeMint: "Big differences" between RomneyCare, ObamaCare

Jim DeMint's brief riff on RomneyCare last night.

"[Romney] makes a good distinction between what the federal government and state government can do, but I frankly think that a mandate, a requirement that somebody has to buy a particular, government-approved health policy is wrong -- whether it's at the state or federal level.

.... There are some big differences between what was done in Massachusetts and ObamaCare."

Sure, DeMint noted his displeasure with the individual mandate, but that last sentence reads like a dream for Romney, as DeMint buys his assertion that there are "big differences" between the two health care laws.

Btw, Karl Rove is another guy who has recently bought the "big difference" line on RomneyCare, but it wasn't always so.

In May, Rove said Romney's invocation of the 10th Amendment wasn't "satisfactory", and rejected the idea that there were significant differences between RomneyCare and ObamaCare.

But in August, Rove inexplicably changed his tone, claiming that there are "big differences between what they did in Massachusetts and what they did in Washington."

So what changed his mind? A closer look at the respective health care plans, or a closer look at polls showing the establishment candidate, Romney, struggling, in the wake of Rick Perry's rise?

Vid via CNN.