I heard Ann on Medved’s radio show. She claims that conservatives don’t like Mitt because he’s too square. Coulter has not only jumped the shark, she’s gone stupid. Conservatives don’t like Mitt because he can’t be trusted. Besides being the architect of Ubama’s communist health care, Mitt called HIMSELF a “moderate” and said he “doesn’t want to go back to Reagan”.
Ann has become expert at making lame excuses and “explanations” for Mitt’s past liberalism and proclamations, most of which amount to, “He was running for Governor of Massachusetts! He HAD to say those things!” Okay. Most conservatives have seen enough TV cop shows to know that if Mittens was on the stand the first thing any lawyer would do is lean over, stare Mittens in the eye, and ask sternly, “Were you lying then, or are you lying now?”
And it is a perfectly valid question.
If Mittens “only said those things because he was running for governor of a liberal state”, then why shouldn’t it be presumed that what Mittens is saying NOW he is saying only because he is running for the GOP nomination?
That's a good point and I think it's true. A lot of what he says now is simply designed to sway the primary voters he needs. It seems artificial to many of us. "Severe" conservative"?
But I think he's more conservative than he's letting on. It appears to me that he's made a calculation that to sway the independents and win the general election, he cannot be the the mean spirited budget cutting conservative media caricature.
He may be right, though I think he could be more bold on economic growth and not lose his happy warrior image. Reagan did it.
In any case, if he wins, I do not think he'll transmogrify into a leftist. He's a businessman, not a Washington lawyer.