Yesterday Mitt Romney told Meet the Press that he in fact supports at least two provisions of "Obamacare": allowing adults to remain covered by their parents' plans until age 26 and preventing health care companies from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions. But hours after his comments aired, Romney's campaign issued a clarification: he really meant to say that he supported coverage for pre-existing conditions for those who have had continuous coverage, not a federal ban against denying coverage for pre-existing conditions. So move along folks, nothing to see here: just a man with the best pre-existing condition of all supporting legislation that would leave out 89 million Americans.

That figure comes from a Washington Post analysis of Americans who have had gaps in their coverage from the years 2004 to 2007. It amounts to 36% of the population between the ages of 4 and 65. Romney's support of covering people who've had continuous coverage is remarkably brave, considering that such a provision is already current law. (Pro tip for Poet Laureate Natasha Tretheway: get started on that moving sonnet for Romney's inauguration about his support of denying coverage for 89 million Americans now, because the holidays are usually pretty hectic.)

We eagerly await Romney's plan to replace "Obamacare" by appointing ex-president Barack Obama to lead a panel to study whether a certain health care law in Massachusetts is right for the rest of the country.