Skip to comments.Romney Silent Over Debt Talks
Posted on 07/12/2011 8:44:33 AM PDT by Qbert
Mitt Romney has been criticized for not speaking out more forcefully on the debt-ceiling negotiations.
But Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner, has taken a subtler tack, avoiding the issue of the debt ceiling as he presses a more general assault on President Barack Obama's economic record. That has attracted the attention of his GOP challengers, who have begun to accuse him of ducking the most vital issue of the campaign so far.
"The current debate is about what kind of leadership you're going to show," former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said in an interview Monday. "If you're running for president, you've got to show how you would handle a situation like this."
"The debt ceiling is a gut-check time for all Republicans on spending and size of government," said Alex Conant, spokesman for former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. "Apparently, Gov. Romney is still checking his gut to figure out where he should stand."
Pressed for a comment on the debt-ceiling issue, Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul forwarded a statement that said, "President Obama is responsible for frightening new levels of federal spending and deficits.
A vote on raising the debt ceiling has to be accompanied by a major effort to restructure and reduce the size of government." That quotation dates to April.
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“Apparently, Gov. Romney is still checking his gut to figure out where he should stand.”
I guess Willard and his handlers are trying to figure out if they should take Obama’s side first and then flip flop to the GOPs side, or vice versa.
Mitt is utterly unprincipled.
This isn’t exactly news.
Romney would cave like a cardboard house in a hurricane. In his heart of progressive hearts, he knows higher taxes are preferable to less government.
Romney is part of the problem, not the solution.
Let’s see. Romney shivering in the bushes. Palin running boldly to the sound of battle. Who would I want leading my country in dangerous times ... let me think, let me think. Oh, I guess I’ll just wait till a Frank Luntz focus group tells me what to think ...
Only in the minds of the RINO's and left wing press. No Mo' RINO bro'!
Go Sarah Go.
“Romney would cave like a cardboard house in a hurricane. In his heart of progressive hearts, he knows higher taxes are preferable to less government.”
Yep, and considering that we’re likely to have many massive debt ceiling battles in the future, this is a hint of how he would “lead” if he became president. Exactly the opposite of what is needed.
Mitt is the “Bain” of this political season.
His silence is so “surprising”.
Just as surprising was the invisibility cloak he wore for the last two years.
Last I heard, the RINO was an endangered species.
What a mess.
The last thing we need is a Subtle president.
Hello? Mitt? Anybody home? WILSON!
Anxiously awaiting a weather report, to he know which way the wind will be blowing.