Romney Adviser: ‘Very Telling that Perry Didn’t Take the Bet’

by Robert Costa

In response to the Perry-Romney gamble, Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney tells NRO that it is “very telling that Rick Perry didn’t take the bet.” 

“By backing down, Perry looked weak,” Fehrnstrom says. “He knows it’s a phony attack.”

The Romney campaign adds that according to, “Perry’s right that Romney’s comments about health care were edited between editions. Among other things, a line that advocated the Massachusetts model as a strong option for other states was replaced by a shorter, more generic sentence. But Perry exaggerates by making it sound as though Romney had advocated his state’s plan as national health care policy — a potentially damaging position in a Republican primary. That’s not what Romney wrote.”

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