Thursday, May 03, 2007
Romney and Kennedy's healthy relationship?
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Under what circumstances would former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Sen. Ted Kennedy agree on the same legislation?
If "one of us didn't read it," Romney joked, recollecting something fellow Bay Stater Kennedy said to him at the signing of a Massachusetts health care law.
Romney defended that plan, distinguishing it from universal health care proposals from Democratic presidential candidates like Sen. Hillary Clinton saying, "This a country that can get all of our people insured with not a government takeover, without 'Hillary-care,' without socialized medicine," adding, "We didn't expand government programs. We didn't raise taxes."
Romney ran unsuccessfully against Kennedy for the U.S. Senate in 1994.
-- CNN Senior Producer Alex Wellen
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