Romney urges repeal: 'That campaign begins today'

The healthcare legislation passed by Congress should be repealed, Mitt Romney said today. The former Massachuetts governor also accused President Obama of "bribery" and "fraudulent accounting."

In a statement, Romney called the passage a "historic usurpation of the legislative process":

[Obama] unleashed the nuclear option, enlisted not a single Republican vote in either chamber, bribed reluctant members of his own party, paid-off his union backers, scapegoated insurers, and justified his act with patently fraudulent accounting. What Barack Obama has ushered into the American political landscape is not good for our country; in the words of an ancient maxim, “what starts twisted, ends twisted.”

He concludes: "For these reasons and more, the act should be repealed. That campaign begins today."