President Obama leaped into political frays on a whole bunch of different levels when he addressed state governors at a White House luncheon.
Of singular interest was his mention of Republican Mitt Romney, a potential 2012 presidential candidate who is spending time these days defending the healthcare overhaul he executed as governor of Massachusetts.
The plan has been criticized by Romney’s potential 2012 rivals as little different from the Obama plan that Republicans want to repeal.
Obama got into it by saying he wants states to have flexibility under the healthcare law.
“In fact, I agree with Mitt Romney, who recently said he’s proud of what he accomplished on health care in Massachusetts and supports giving states the power to determine their own health care solutions. He’s right. Alabama is not going to have exactly the same needs as Massachusetts or California or North Dakota,” he said.