Skip to comments.See Mitt Romney flip-flop
Posted on 03/07/2011 8:01:17 PM PST by pissant
His convenient and implausibly explained reversals on issues say all we need to know about his character. He will do or say anything to become president.
We're all for transparency these days, and if anything is transparently clear about American politics, it is that Mitt Romney will do or say anything to become president. The best guess is that at heart he is an old-fashioned moderate, business-oriented Republican (just about the last one standing). But there's no knowing for sure. He may have no sincere beliefs at all.
There was a piece about Romney on the front page of the New York Times on Sunday, and what amazes me is the deadpan frankness with which the article exposed him as a phony, and then went on to discuss what Romney might do to solve this problem.
He was criticized last time for being a stiff, so this time he is not wearing a tie. Ever. Even on occasions when every other male is wearing one. Problem solved, as Romney sees it.
"To Quiet Critics," says the Times headline, "Romney Puts '12 Focus on Jobs." In other words, change the subject! "I like President Obama," Romney told the Times patronizingly, "but he doesn't have a clue how jobs are created." Did Romney have a clue in '08 but lost it? One little difficulty with Romney's new emphasis on his expertise and Obama's lack thereof about job creation is that Romney doesn't actually say what he would do differently to create more jobs. He just repeats that "I spent my career in the private sector. I know how jobs are created." The nearest he comes to getting specific is to say that in the business world, "the three rules of every successful turnaround" are "focus, focus, focus."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
Michale Kinsley and I are on the same page.
I must be in an alternate universe.
Please, Don’t let this fellow be the Presidential nominee!
Romney once said in a televised interview; ‘Who would want the job of being the President of the United States???’. And now he’s running - I wonder why?!
Mittney is the only one who thinks he has a chance.
See Mitt “belly flop” from the high dive.
No Way on NittWitt Mitt.....
Doing what Romney does best. Good old Flipper.
The Mitt Meister so badly wants to be pres. Reminds me of a GOP vesion of John Kerry/John Edwards. Handsom, suave but is just “Blah”.
I've been saying that for years.
Oh, that and I'd rot in the gutter of hell before I would vote for Romney.
And, now recently: Romney will run as an Independent (financed by him and the friends/family of the Mormon church...along with the Chamber of Commerce-GOP) against GOP Candidate Palin and Democrat Obama.
It's his best chance....but very slim indeed.
If it's a 3-way race, Obama wins. He's got 40% no matter WHAT.
Kinsley, just your old fashioned progressive marxist, what a db.
Discredit? Those were Mitt’s good points.
After that, it gets worse.
It was around this time - - and even much later - - in the last Presidential election cycle when I and many others around here said, “Well, thank God John McCain doesn’t stand a snowflake’s chance in hell of being the Republican nominee.”
Ohhhh but he has such a nice family.../sarc
Well if the republicans don’t get a good candidate, we’ve got 4 more years of obama.
I like some of the republican candidates but I am not so sure they could win. Right now, I just want that anti-American creep obama removed from the White House.
The republicans better get it together and give us a good electable candidate or we’re in it real deep.
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