David Plouffe: Mitt Romney 'Godfather' of the Individual Mandate

George Stephanopoulos
ABC OTUS News


Obama senior advisor David Plouffe this morning on "This Week" called GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney the 'godfather' of the individual mandate and expressed confidence that The United States Supreme Court would rule President Obama's health care law constitutional.

"The mandate is an idea supported by the Heritage Foundation, Newt Gingrich, Bob Dole, most famously kind of the godfather of the mandate, Mitt Romney.  So we're confident that it will be upheld," said Plouffe. " Now, as it relates to the Supreme Court, we're confident that it's going to be upheld.  You had Democratic and Republican jurists upheld it in lower court decisions, including two very prominent conservative jurists."

President Obama's health care law will go in front of The United States Supreme Court Monday. Mitt Romney supported the individual mandate while he was governor of Massachusetts, but has come out strongly against it on a national level.