GOP Presidential Candidates Look To Health Policies To Highlight Differences
The New York Times: Political Memo: Candidates Scramble To Create Differences
Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum both support the repeal of President Obama's national health care law. Mr. Santorum has criticized Mr. Romney for creating the Massachusetts plan that served as the federal model. Mr. Romney, meanwhile, recently blamed Mr. Santorum for playing a crucial role in the passing of the federal bill, because in 2004 he endorsed the re-election of Senator Arlen Specter, who later voted for the Obama health plan. … Mr. Santorum backed Mr. Bush's expansion of the Medicare prescription drug program. Jim Talent, the former senator of Missouri who has endorsed Mr. Romney, recently slammed Mr. Santorum for that support on a conference call (Harwood, 2/29).