Romney’s Offer to Bet Perry Examined
We’ll bet you’ve heard about Mitt Romney’s offer to bet Gov. Rick Perry $10,000. Gardner Selby of PolitiFact Texas and the Austin American-Statesman talks with KUT’s Nathan Bernier about the kerfuffle in last weekend’s Republican presidential debate, when Romney took issue with Perry’s assertion that Romney had deleted praise for health insurance mandates from the paperback edition of his book, No Apology.
It turns out that the wording in one passage did change between editions. The question is whether Romney said in the book that the mandate was a model for the whole country.
In the portion at issue, Romney makes it clear he favors each state achieving its own approach to expanded health care coverage, with Massachusetts being a model, or not. He’s basically defending state-level actions, kind of like a shout-out to other state leaders.