Organizers at the Republican National Convention today treated credentialed members of the media to gift bags, filled with all sorts of goodies ranging from flyers and a pocket fan to a hardcover copy of Mitt Romney’s book, No Apology. But as The Washington Examiner first reported, it’s not just any version of Romney’s book. It’s a collectors’ edition because it happens to include since-edited out references to Romney’s health care law in Massachusetts.
In the older version, which was the same one passed out in Tampa, Romney’s book reads, “We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting government take over health care.” That sounds an awful lot like wanting to spread healthcare around the country, as if his model could be a blueprint for the country’s universal health care system.
The re-edited version tones down most of that enthusiasm. Now it simply reads, “And it was done without government taking over health care.”
Texas Governor Rick Perry attacked Romney over these same rewrites during the Republican primaries, accusing him of flip-flopping on health care.