Thus Begins Mitt’s Big Pivot

Kevin Drum, writing for Mother Jones, reports the start of Mitt’s Etch-A-Sketch campaign phase:

“Now that he’s definitively trailing in the polls and needs to appeal to non-wingnuts, it turns out that Mitt Romney doesn’t hate Obamacare quite as much as he’s been telling the tea partiers for the past year:

‘Of course there are a number of things that I like in health care reform that I’m going to put in place,’ he said in an interview broadcast Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press. ”One is to make sure that those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage.’ Romney also said he would allow young adults to keep their coverage under their parents’ health-insurance.”

You had to know President Mitt wouldn’t be the Republican politician to take away affordable health care from the poor. Actual voters (though still a wide minority of those polled) want  the program that President Obama and both parties in Congress put in place.

Now Mitt claims there are “a number of things” he likes about health care reform.

No shit, Mitt. Keep reading, you’ll find more you like in the Affordable Care Act. After all, it was modeled after your own Massachusetts health care reform, with input from your own people.

(His statement on Meet The Press has got to make the GOP’s Tea Party wing nervous. What else will Mitt find that he likes from President Obama’s legislative agenda? The mind boggles.

Rush Limbaugh must be having an apoplectic fit of ‘I told you so.’ Yes you did, Rush. Yes you did.)