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    Jul 02, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    Yes. And the enthusiasm for his candidacy remains dismal...

    "Tea partiers have long viewed Romney with skepticism. Since its birth in 2009, the movement has advanced staunchly conservative principles and worked to elect like-minded candidates instead of what they deem as "RINOs" (Republicans in Name Only).

    Many of them view Romney as such a political creature -- claiming he repeatedly flip-flopped during his term as governor.

    Romney and his supporters have long denied that assertion.

    Arguably, tea partiers' biggest frustration with Romney is the Massachusetts health care bill he signed into law as governor. Like Obamacare, that signature legislation -- dubbed "Romneycare" by some -- contained an individual mandate compelling citizens to buy health insurance or face a penalty.

    Romney has argued that the Massachusetts health care law was a unique fix for his state -- not one to be duplicated on the national level.

    Ruling cements Obama's political legacy, experts say

    But the similarities between the two plans are a primary reason why tea partiers say they will not be all that enthusiastic about voting for Romney in November."
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    Jul 02, 2012 5:40 PM GMT