In changing his message on health care, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is busy covering his tracks on the old message.
“Log onto one of Romney's archived websites from his 2008 campaign for president, AmericansforMitt.com, and you can read about his views on education, immigration, taxes and a half-dozen other issues,” reports The Washington Examiner's Susan Ferrechio. “The topic of health care is listed, but the text below it has been deleted and a link promising Romney's “in depth” views on the issue has been disabled.”
Recall a couple months ago, when Romney edited and reprinted his book, “No Apologies,” to offer a more scathing review of federal health care reform.
He inserted new paragraphs, deleted others and even changed some sentences to say something else completely.
In the original version, he praised the health care reforms he enacted as governor of Massachusetts — which health experts say was a success but many in the Republican Party criticize as too closely associated with Obama's health care reforms.
“We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country, and it can be done without letting government take over health care,” Romney wrote in the original version of his book.
Since then, Romney has vowed to repeal national health care reform, saying his Massachusetts plan was not intended as a blue print for the entire country.
In the new version of his book, he sums up that paragraph with a different sentence:
“And it was done without government taking over health care.”