He then followed it up with this clarification.
"If I misspoke, I want to be abundantly clear: the health care bill was too big, too expensive, and expanded the role of government far too much,"..."Had I been in the United States Senate at the time, I would have voted against the bill because of unacceptable provisions like the cuts to the Medicare Advantage program."
I look at this statement and I see the word "but". This tells me he did mean it. Maybe I'm reading too much into it?
I think what is fascinating about this though is that there could be anyone left in Florida that still believes what this man says.