So it turns out that Mitt Romney had backed
a federal individual health insurance purchase mandate back in 1994. He now seems to think that a such a federal mandate is unconstitutional.
I don't know if this revelation of one more flip-flop (and on the federal individual mandate!) will be politically fatal. I'm not sure that it necessarily should be. Obama was against a federal individual mandate just three years ago. 1994 was a long time ago. This isn't like Romney changing his abortion position just as he looked to switch jobs from Massachusetts governor to President of the United States. I think it is possible that Romney has learned a few things about health care policy and the Constitution since 1994. I hope he has a plausible explanation tomorrow.