The great RomneyCare denial

Obama was against an individual insurance mandate before he was for it. Romney was for the mandate before he was against it.

Actually, that’s not quite accurate. The real difference is that Obama acknowledges reversing his position, while Romney seems to be trying to have it both ways…

Is it Romney’s position that coercive insurance directives are fine when they are imposed by states, and a “power grab’’ only when imposed by Congress? Does he oppose ObamaCare, with its maze of controls and penalties, as a matter of federalism — or as a matter of liberty? With medical costs and premiums rising even faster in Massachusetts since health care “reform’’ took effect, is an individual mandate still his idea of “the Republican approach’’? Most Republicans can answer that question. What isn’t clear is, can Romney?