But former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) has attempted to distance himself from the president and his legislation, denouncing a "one size fits all" approach and saying Obama was wrong to insist that all Americans would be able to keep their insurance plans.
Romney told NBC's David Gregory that the president "failed to learn the lessons that came from the experience in Massachusetts" during an interview on Sunday.
"Perhaps the most important lesson the president, I think, failed to learn was, you have to tell the American people the truth," Romney said. "And when he told the American people that you could keep your health insurance if you wanted to keep that plan, period, he said that time and again, he wasn't telling the truth."
Romney warned that the president's "dishonesty" is taking a toll on www.lionsnflofficialonline.com/lions-barry-sanders-jersey-c-1.html his second term.
"The fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermined the foundation of his second term. I think it's rotting it away," Romney said. "We've got to have a president that can lead, and right now he's not able to do so."
NASCAR FriendsAt the Daytona 500 race, Mitt Romney's attempt to connect with voters went awry when he admitted that he didn't follow racing as closely as "some of the most ardent fans."
"But I have some friends who are NASCAR team owners," he added.
At the same event, he told a group of fans wearing plastic ponchos, "I like those fancy raincoats you bought. Really sprung for the big bucks."
Romney later defended the comment, saying, "Look, I have worn a garbage bag for rain gear myself."
Loving The Height Of Michigan's TreesRomney campaigned through Michigan ahead of the state's GOP primary in March, frequently making mention of its foliage.
Mitt Romney's last few Michigan stump speeches have included an unusual plank his appreciation for the apparently perfect height of the state's trees.
"I love this state," he told an audience Tuesday. "The trees are the right height."
On Friday afternoon, Romney reprised the comment, saying, "This feels good, being back in Michigan. You know, the trees are the right height."
Of course, those comments were just the latest examples of Romney professing his love for the Wolverine State's trees. For more, read the rest of the story.
Romney Likes Grits, Y'allAt a March stump speech in Mississippi, Romney explained www.lionsnflofficialonline.com/lions-calvin-johnson-jersey-c-3.html to primary voters that he had been making attempts to solidify his Southern credentials.
Campaigning in Mississippi on Wednesday, Mitt Romney attempted to win over local voters by invoking a beloved regional delicacy.
The former Massachusetts governor said during a speech in Pascagoula, Miss., that he is turning into an "unofficial Southerner." He also joked, "I'm learning to say 'y'all' and I like grits. Strange things are happening to me."
Packzi ProblemsRomney tried to connect with a Michigan crowd by providing 35 dozen paczkis, Polish jelly doughnuts traditionally eaten on Fat Tuesday, with flavors including strawberry, rosehip and prune.
But as The Washington Post reports, the gesture went awry:
The Comeback Kid walked out smiling, wearing a buttondown shirt and jeans.
And immediately messed something up.
"By the way, how was the paczkis this morning? Yeah, yeah! That was very good," Romney said. His message: We are not so different, you and I. We have both just eaten the same food! But then Romney began talking about the powdered sugar on the paczki.
There was no powdered sugar. The doughnuts were glazed and bare.
"Reminded me of what's going on outside," Romney said, comparing the falling snow to Youth Calvin Johnson Jersey a doughnut that people had not eaten. (Had he not really eaten one of the paczki, after all? Had Romney's campaign given the naked doughnuts to the crowd, while Romney was eating upgraded, sugardusted ones backstage?)
Passing out baked goods is apparently something of a Romney hallmark, per this pool report of his foisting Panera on reporters during a flight.
A Couple Of CadillacsMitt Romney tried to woo voters in Michigan when he offhandedly listed the American cars he and his wife lionsnflofficialonline.com owned, but may have instead ended up painting himself as out of touch.
"I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroitmade automobiles," Romney said during an economic policy address. "I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs actually. I used to have a Dodge pickup truck, so I used to have all three covered."
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