A week ago, I pointed out the political difficulties that repealing health care reform would pose for the GOP. Looks like they're starting to catch on:
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC): "It may not be total repeal at the end of the day. It may be a series of fixes over the course of this bill getting enacted that allow us to change and possibly bend that cost curve down."
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN): "The fact is [repeal is] not going to happen, OK?"
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the National Republican Senatorial Committee chair, said something similar before backing away under pressure. And Mark Kirk, a Republican Senate candidate in Illinois, is backing away from his initial support for repeal.
It's only a matter of time before more Republicans concede the point -- the political costs of full repeal are insurmountable.
Update 4/2 8:21 AM: See TPM's Christina Bellantoni for more details on what she calls the "repeal back-down."