Rick Santorum Hammers Mitt Romney on RomneyCare in Tense Exchange – Video 1/26/12

Here is video of one of the key exchanges in last night’s GOP Presidential Debate in Jacksonville, Florida. Rick Santorum went on the offensive against Mitt Romney where Romney is most vulnerable – on RomneyCare.

Santorum attacked Romney at length for the RomneyCare Plan put in place in Massachusetts while Romney was Governor there. Santorum attacked the Massachusetts Plan in detail, saying it will undercut Romney’s ability to go after Obama for ObamaCare if he is the nominee. After a prolonged attacked by Santorum, Romney began a rebuttal by saying, “First of all, it’s not worth getting angry about” – referring to Santorum’s penchant for appearing angry as he makes points he feels strongly about. Romney’s words are being trumpeted today by some as saying he said “ObamaCare” is not worth getting angry about. That’s not what he said. He was referring to Santorum’s tone in describing the details of the RomneyCare plan in Massachusetts.

Santorum did an outstanding job of making the case why Romney will be a weaker nominee because of his support of an individual mandate to buy health care in Massachusetts. But Romney has repeatedly said his first act as President would be to move on repealing ObamaCare. It is not right to say that he said “ObamaCare” is not worth getting angry about.

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