Romney surrogate approvingly cites Romneycare

Updated

Thus far, the Romney campaign has spent the entirety of election 2012 running away from the health care law passed in Massachusetts by then-Governor Romney. That changed today, however, when campaign spokesperson Andrea Saul approvingly cited the law during a Fox News appearance.

Saul was replying to the above attack ad by the Democratic super PAC Priorities USA, which features a man whose wife died of cancer a few years after Bain Capital shut down his workplace, costing him his family health insurance plan.

“To that point,” Saul replied, “if people had been in Massachusetts, under Governor Romney’s health care plan, they would have had health care.”

Prominent conservative pundit Erick Erickson reacted harshly, tweeting: “OMG. This might just be the moment Mitt Romney lost the election. Wow.”

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Romney surrogate approvingly cites Romneycare

Updated