Why, Mitt, why? Why must you make it so damn hard for us to get behind you if you’re the nominee?

Via The Hill:

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the healthcare law he passed as governor of Massachusetts, which many say was the model for the Obama administration’s healthcare reform law, is “fundamentally a conservative principle.”

ednesday on Fox and Friends, Romney defended his healthcare law, which includes a version of the individual mandate, as inline with the Republican world view. The individual mandate was the centerpiece and most controversial aspect of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, which has widely been blasted by Republicans as government overreach.

“I’m happy to stand by the things that I believe. I’m not going to change my positions by virtue of being in a presidential campaign,” Romney said. “What we did was right for the people of Massachusetts, the plan is still favored there by three to one, and it is fundamentally a conservative principle to insist that people take personal responsibility as opposed to turning to government for giving out free care.”

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