WSJ: Mandate Contradiction Makes Romney Camp Look ‘Politically Dumb’ | Talking Points Memo

After becoming entangled in contradictory messages over the Supreme Court’s characterization of the individual mandate as a tax, Mitt Romney’s campaign is drawing sharp scrutiny on the opinion page of the Wall Street Journal. In a scathing editorial published Wednesday evening, the Journal writes that the Romney camp “looks confused in addition to being politically dumb” after the presumptive Republican nominee told CBS that he believes the mandate is a tax, a position at odds with remarks made by senior campaign adviser Eric Ferhnstrom earlier this week. The piece also takes aim at the lack of specifics put forward by Romney.

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