No we are going to get hung up on his very very bad record. This just highlights it. It isn’t like he hasn’t signed many pledges. He signed one for Grover Norquist not long ago. These pledges are very straightforward. He is the enemy because he doesn’t have the conservative cause in his core not fiscally or socially.
No, I’m saying the pledge-signing and all the will-he-won’t-he pantomime is unnecessary and even juvenile no matter who the candidate is.
I realize that such pledges are an attempt to get recalcitrant candidates to commit to a position but even if the pledge is ‘Why Mom, Baseball & Apple Pie Are Good Things’ it proves nothing and achieves nothing.
I have no love for Romney nor his record and I also scorn politicians attempting to see and support all sides of an issue a la Lt Keefer of the USS Caine but one pledge from one interest group begets another. Positions and platforms should be clearly stated and frankly any candidate worth voting for will have the courage to say so without third parties forcing him/her to run their little gauntlet.