In a speech today (at 5:00), Scott Brown reminded listeners that he voted for universal health care in Massachusetts and believes that it's important to get everyone on a national level "some form of health care... a basic plan for everyone:"
"I voted for health care here.... we're past campaign mode and I think it's important for everyone to get some form of health care. So to offer a basic plan for everyone I think is important... there are some very good things in the national health care plan that is being proposed"
Perhaps even more disappointing, Scott Brown even "denied he was intent on derailing the [health care] reforms," saying "I never said I was going to do everything I can to stop healthcare. I believe everybody should have healthcare, it's just a question of how we do it."
Mr. Brown's comments may come as a surprise to many of his ardent supporters in the grassroots "tea party movement" to restrict the size, role, and influence of government.
They indicate that he does not in fact oppose the Democrats' health care bills on principle, but because he believes that "we can do it better" and wants to take the process of reforming (which for him means "continuing to socialize") health care "back to the drawing board."
Hat tip: Matt Collins