“This is a substantive win for the president. There is no doubt, however, that the individual mandate is unpopular. The president campaigned against it — it was, after all, a Republican idea. Romney’s ability to capitalize on this politically will be limited by the fact that he signed the individual mandate as well. Rick Santorum’s warning is coming true: the GOP will nominate the only other person in America who has signed an individual mandate. So Romney’s message is: ‘Vote against Obama; he signed a national version of my health care law!'”
Paul Begala, Dem pundit and strategist.