Bachmann Takes a Jab at Romney

by Robert Costa

Susan Page hears one:

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, the first up at the South Carolina Tea Party forum, took a shot at one of the candidates who was slated to soon follow: Mitt Romney. Without mentioning names, she said that not only was the federal mandate requiring Americans to obtain health care coverage unconstitutional. She said that it was “inherent in the Constitution” that any state mandate also would be unconstitutional.

Like, say, in Massachusetts. When he was governor, Romney signed into law a Bay State health-care program that did just that.