From Greg Sargent at the Plum Line -- NRSC Chief Won’t Say Whether GOP Candidates Should Call For Repeal Of Health Reform:
An interesting moment on MSNBC this morning: NRSC chief John Cornyn twice declined to say whether the platform for Republican Senate candidates this year should include a call for repeal of health care reform, should it pass.
This could irk some folks on the right, who have insisted that GOP candidates must campaign on a vow of a full repeal, or else.
Asked by Chuck Todd whether candidates would call for a repeal, Cornyn answered that “in one form or another” the election “will be a referendum on the health care bill, which as you know is unpopular across the country.”
After Cornyn reiterated the GOP position that Dems will be held accountable for passing the excesses of the Senate bill, even if it’s fixed via reconciliation later, he was pressed on the repeal question again. Read on...
Of course these guys want to leave their options open and as I've said before, you can bet any portions they want to repeal will not be the bad ones.