Skip to comments.Romney Rebooted Makes a Rare Calculating Error
Posted on 10/26/2011 1:07:31 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Mitt Romney has put a lot of work into reversing the perception, prevalent during his 2008 campaign, that his ideological compass only follows the magnetic field of whichever electorate he happens to be trying to win over. The title of his campaign book, No Apology, was as much a statement of principle as it was a potshot at the (entirely fictional) bowing and scraping Obama has done overseas. Hes refused to cede an inch on the merits of his Massachusetts health reform program, despite the incredibly inconvenient fact that Democrats cribbed from it when they wrote their national overhaul. And Romneys modus operandi for much of the past three years has been to carefully stake out a position on a given issue, make a focus group tested argument in a controlled environment, and ride out that stance come hell or high water. Not all his positions were well-receivedhis opposition to a new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty baffled a few people in the foreign policy communitybut he stuck to it. He stuck to all of them. Until Tuesday.
....When asked if he supported the cause, his databanks were unable to access the optimal answer. I am not speaking about the particular ballot issues, he said. Those are up to the people of Ohio. Conservatives were apoplectic and Romney was forced to make a quick course correction at a campaign appearance Wednesday in Virginia I fully support Gov. Kasichs Question 2 in Ohio, he said, adding a nonsensical superlative to restate his updated softwares immutable convictions: 110 percent.
...There are a few possible explanations for Romneys freeze-up......
...It was sloppy. And that in itself is so out of character for the remade candidate and his polished 2012 presidential campaign that it warranted headlines.
(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...
That's -- I'm running for office, for Pete's sake, I can't have illegals. [video clip] -- Mitt Romney, GOP presidential debate - October 18, 2011 - Las Vegas, NV
Rudy Giuliani asked Mitt Romney the same question in the 2008 CNN debate that Rick Perry asked him during the CNN 2011 debate -- Mitt lost it both times.
Nov 28, 2008 CNN-YouTube Debate: Sound familiar? [LOOK who interrupts whom!!]
Funny Accent Mitt Romney, discussing reports illegal immigrants did landscaping at his home: It would "not be American" to check workers' papers simply because they have a "funny accent." [acknowledges need for giving health care and education to illegals]
Obama is a plainly visible t*rd (albeit with a forged certificate of origin).
RINOmney is merely a transparent one. But we know where this little stinker came from.
But they both smell the same.
Uh, no Adam, it was entirely factual.