The Associated Press has a harsh fact-check of President Obama's remarks yesterday before an appreciative group of news executives at the annual meeting of the Associated Press. One of the better aspects of the AP article is a passage on the individual mandate that is part of the ObamaCare health-care overhaul:
until he became president, Obama, too, thought a mandate was a bad idea. In the 2008 campaign, it was his "core belief" that everyone would get health insurance, without the coercion of a mandate, if only high-quality coverage were affordable.
He relentlessly criticized his primary opponent Hillary Rodham Clinton in debates, speeches, ads and mailers for proposing a mandate, taking it so far that she waved one of his mailers in the air and barked, "Shame on you, Barack Obama," slamming "your tactics and your behavior in this campaign."
Two related YouTube videos from the 2008 campaign are embedded below: