Romney Attempts To Thread Needle, Fails

Andrew Sullivan —  May 11 2011 @ 6:05pm

Chait summarizes Romney's position on healthcare mandates:

If we lived in a country where every citizen was required by the national government to obtain health insurance, it would be tyranny. But if we lived in a country where every citizen was required by their state government to obtain health insurance, it would be ideal. Anybody think this is going to fly?

But Romney supported a federal mandate in 1994.