Full repeal supporters vs. GOP leaders

Something to keep an eye on: There seems to be a gap forming betwen those who want a full repeal of the healthcare bill and GOP leaders.

On the side of full repeal are conservatives (see: Club for Growth). RedState.com's Erick Erickson put it this way: "Let me be blunt: any Republican who says we will repeal and replace will themselves be replaced. We want repeal, period."

NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas), meanwhile, seemed to suggest a more incremental approach.

"I would be hard pressed to say repeal the whole thing,” he told the Daily Caller, pointing to the GOP proposals that were included in the bill.

The chairman of the NRSC, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), has also suggested that repeal would be difficult.

Because of the realities of the process, GOP leaders have to be careful about promising too much. But they've got a fired up base to deal with, too, so it's going to be a balancing act.

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