Steve Kornacki’s Latest Salon.com article: Mitt’s 4th of July flip-flop

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It’s probably not a coincidence that Mitt Romney waited for a holiday to repudiate a top aide’s remarks about the Supreme Court’s healthcare ruling and to declare that he does believe the individual mandate is a tax.

Romney’s comments came in an interview with CBS News’ Jan Crawford on Wednesday, two days after campaign press secretary Eric Fehrnstrom insisted that Romney considered the mandate a penalty or a fee – not a tax. Fehrnstrom’s statement put Romney at odds with his party, which has latched on to the court’s justification for upholding the mandate as a way to accuse Obama of imposing a massive tax hike on the middle class.

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Steve Kornacki's Latest Salon.com article: Mitt's 4th of July flip-flop

Updated