The Romney campaign continues to function as if it really were a shambles; there's no other explanation for such a statement.
Given the fact that the base of the Republican Party regards "Obamacare" as an unconstitutional devil-enabling device that will suck their souls out through their noses and render America a socialist wasteland of Biblical proportions, it's hard to fathom why Romney would enrage his own base and try to run for the "center."
Oh, wait. He's losing.
Now I got it. Never mind.