Washington (CNN) - The head of one of the best known national Tea Party groups predicts that a potential White House bid by Mitt Romney could face pushback from Tea Party activists because of the health care plan implemented in Massachusetts during Romney's term as the state's governor.
Tea Party Express chairwoman Amy Kremer, asked during an interview by David Brody on CBN's "The Brody File" if the Massachusetts health care situation will fly with Tea Party activists, responded by saying "Absolutely not. You can't get away from that."
"These people don't have short memories. They're digging up everything from the past and they're not going to let go of the health care," added Kremer.
Tea Party Express is best know for its four well-publicized cross country bus tours and for its role in helping to oust some top Republican Senate incumbents, such as Bob Bennett of Utah and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, during the GOP primary process. Murkowski went on to run for her seat as a write-in candidate in the general election. The group's support also helped Sharron Angle in Nevada and Christine O'Donnell in Delaware win Republican Senate nominations.
Romney, who made a bid for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, is considering another run for the White House.
"The Massachusetts health care law came up in the 2008 campaign, and if Mitt Romney decides to run again, I'm sure it will be discussed again," said Romney Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom, in a statement to CNN. "Everyone who runs for president is going to have to discuss their record, whatever it is."
This spring, around the time of the passage into law of President Barack Obama's health care proposals, some of Romney's possible 2012 opponents described what they called the similarities between the health care reforms passed by Democrats in Congress and the Massachusetts model passed while Romney was governor of the Bay State.
At the time, Minnesota Gov. and possible Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said, "Looking at the Massachusetts experience, it would not be one I would want for the country to follow any further."
Fehrnstrom responded to Pawlenty's comments by saying that "while there are some similarities between the two plans, the differences are far more profound."
According to CNN national exit polls from the midterm elections, the vast majority of people who voted for the Republican candidate in their congressional district said the new health care law should be repealed.
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