Asked about Romneycare, Mitt Romney defended it. “Ours was a state plan, a state solution.” He also cited Obamacare’s $1 trillion in spending and $500 billion in Medicare cuts as crucial differences.
Tim Pawlenty refused to double down on the Obamneycare charge, merely saying, after being pressed, “President Obama is the person who I quoted in saying that he looked at Massachusetts in designing his program. Using the term Obamneycare is a reflection of the President’s comments.”
“My guess is the President is going to eat those words,” Romney rejoined, pointing out Obama had never called him to ask about what he had done in Massachusetts. “And I can’t wait to debate him.”