"I fully support the effort to extend the low interest rate on student loans,” Romney said at a joint news conference with Florida Senator Marco Rubio. “There was some concern that that would expire halfway through the year, and I support extending the temporary relief on interest rates for students as a result of student loans, obviously, in part because of the extraordinarily poor conditions in the job market.”
In publicly breaking with his own party, Romney is taking away a potential wedge issue for President Obama's campaign — and giving hope to Democrats that they may find new momentum for the legislation. The deadline for the current, low interest rates to expire is July 1.
This is a pretty big deal. I can't wait to see how Republicans respond to this one.