Pawlenty tries not to miss the opportunity to criticize Romney of what he has called “Obamneycare.” He then says the federal law is modeled on the Massachusetts law and that Gov. Romney can deny the similarities. He somehow tied that to judicial nominations.
In response, Gov. Romney said he thinks he prefers Pawlenty’s original response in the previous debate to this one. He then says he’d repeal Obamacare, and offer waivers.
Then Chris Wallace asks Gov. Romney how he finds authority in the Constitution for Romneycare, and Gov. Romney asks, “Chris, are you familiar with the Massachusetts Constitution?” And says that he did the right thing for his state.
Pawlenty is attacking Gov. Romney less enthusiastically than he is attacking Bachman.
Wallace pivots to Bachmann, realizing he doesn’t, in face, know about the Massachusett’s Constitution. She says that she disagrees… that the the individual mandate is unconstitutional at the federal level and the state level.
Ron Paul says something about the Constitution… Am I the only one who is tuning him out?