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Romney Adviser Norm Coleman Goes Off Message on Health Care

By on 1.24.12 | 3:44PM

Former Sen. Norm Coleman is advising Mitt Romney. He has also advised us not to get our hopes up about Obamacare repeal.

"You will not repeal the act in its entirety, but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president," Coleman told BioCentury This Week television in an interview that aired on Sunday. "You can't whole-cloth throw it out. But you can substantially change what's been done."

What makes this a big deal is that it is likely the beginning, rather than the end, of moving the goalposts on this issue. I warned when Republicans first started going wobbly on Obamacare repeal that it is risky to expect conventional politicians to do unconventional things.

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