So far, so good — perfect, really. Then, immediately thereafter, he added:

“And I have experience in health care reform. Now and then, the president says I’m the grandfather of Obamacare. I don’t think he meant that as a compliment, but I’ll take it. This was during my primary. We thought it might not be helpful.”

Good grief. It’s still not helpful. Moreover (and this really should go without saying), he shouldn’t take it as a compliment.

This is a line that Romney needs to ditch in a hurry.