Gingrich Defends Romney on Health Care

Georgian faults liberal Dems in Mass for former Guv’s law in interview with David Brody.

Newt Gingrich: “Governor Romney’s made very clear that he favors absolute repeal of Obamacare and that he believes it’s not accurate and not fair to try and compare the two and I think you have to start with that and I also think in all fairness to Governor Romney that he vetoed many provisions that the liberal Democrats in the Massachusetts state legislature added to the bill and they overrode his veto so I think if you’re going to go back and look at the original Romney bill you’d have a much better bill and a much more practical bill than what the liberal Democrats did to the legislation because they literally overrode his veto on a whole series of items.”

David Brody: “And so it’s not as clear cut as people make it?”

Newt Gingrich: “Yeah. I think it’s not but that will be part of the dialogue. People will talk about my record and they’ll talk about Mitt’s record and if others get in Palin, Huckabee, Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty I mean it could be a pretty big crowd, Rick Santorum. Everybody’s record will be up for grabs and it ought to be up for grabs. You don’t pick the person to represent your party for the leadership of the most complex, most powerful and most prosperous country in history just out of a grab bag. You ought to have a chance to ask that person virtually anything and then you render judgment. You decide look is this the person I think can do that?”

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