Disqualified: Newt is For Individual Mandate

Watch what Newt said about the individual mandate in the early 1990's, and what he says now. Unfortunately, he's being consistent. Which makes him not a conservative in my book. UPDATE: Now, Newt says he's opposed to the mandate!

One day after Newt Gingrich acknowledged his past support for requiring people to buy health insurance, the former House Speaker was careful to make clear that he was “completely opposed to the Obamacare mandate on individuals.”

After 18 years he's changed his mind?“

I am for the repeal for Obamacare, and I am against any effort to impose a federal mandate on anyone because it is fundamentally wrong and I believe unconstitutional,” he said in the short statement on YouTube, released in the wake of publicity surrounding his remarks Sunday on Meet the Press.

Yesterday on Meet the Press, Gingrich confirmed his pro-mandate stance of 1993.

I’ve said consistently we ought to have some requirement that you either have health insurance or you post a bond.”

Is the man soft?