Romney, Gingrich Face Attacks For Policy Position Changes
Today's news reports from the campaign trail focus on candidates' apparent issue flip flops in regard to the individual mandate and other health policy concerns.
Des Moines Register: In A New Web Video In Iowa, Ron Paul Clubs Newt Gingrich For Flip-Flopping
Presidential candidate Ron Paul has a single target in his sights in a hard-hitting web ad released today: Newt Gingrich... The video clubs Gingrich for flip-flopping on issues, for cozying up with Democrat Nancy Pelosi on climate change, for publicly ridiculing Freddie Mac while privately pocketing its money, and for supporting an individual health care mandate (Jacobs, 11/30).
Reuters: Romney Denies History Of "Flip-Flops" In Fox Interview
In an long and sometimes tense interview with Fox's Bret Baier on Tuesday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney defended himself against alleged policy "flip-flops" on immigration, health care, and other issues put forward in a DNC attack ad released earlier in the week. ... When Baier pushed back on Romney's defense of his stance on health care and the individual mandate, Romney, seeming exasperated, snapped, "Bret, I don't know how many hundreds of times I've said this. This is an unusual interview. All right, let's do this again” (Holland, 11/30).