After the Supreme Court’s health care mandate ruling, a lot of people — me included — had fun pointing out that on Mitt Romney’s campaign website he explicitly said he would appoint judges “in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts.” Now Romney says he’s off the list:
CBS reporter Jan Crawford asked the Republican nominee if he’d still nominate a justice like the Bush-appointed Roberts, knowing what he knows now.
“Well, I certainly wouldn’t nominate someone who I knew was gonna come out with a decision I violently disagreed with — or vehemently, rather, disagreed with,” Romney said. “And he reached a conclusion I think that was not accurate and not an appropriate conclusion. But that being said, he’s a very bright person and I’d look for individuals that have intelligence and believe in following the Constitution.”