And Romney is in his wheelhouse. He's been very strong so far and seems very eager to get in on every question, but his answers aren't forced. The Real Mitt Romney...

But then there's this:

Romney: "I like mandates..."

Thompson: "What? Did you ... I didn't know you'd admit that."

Romney: "Let me tell you the kind of mandates I like"

Thompson: "The ones you come up with"

Romney: "If someone who can afford insurance and doesn't buy it and gets sick, they should pay their own way...."

Thompson: "The government is going to force you to buy insurance..."

Romney and Thompson argue about the specifics of his mandate.

Gibson presses him on whether nationally, he'd impose mandates:

Romney: "in my national plan, I would not mandate that every state do what we do..."

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