Pawlenty Back to Slamming RomneyCare Now That Romney Isn’t Standing Near Him

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Tim Pawlenty realizes that, during Monday's debate, he shouldn't have backed away from his own suggestion, which he'd made a day earlier on Fox News Sunday, that the Affordable Care Act is basically ObamneyCare, a portmanteau of ObamaCare and RomneyCare. This was widely seen as the debate's biggest misstep and potentially costly for Pawlenty's image. But as the above tweet shows, Pawlenty has learned his lesson, and now appears ready to criticize Mitt Romney head-on from the safety of his Twitter account. [Tim Pawlenty/Twitter]