Romney's only positive at this point is that he isn't Obama. That's good enough for me, but it may not be good enough for the Independents who will vet him and also want answers.
you're not helping anyone by raising Romney's negatives.
I'm not hurting anything either, as his negatives are going to come out anyway. By forcing the conversation, we either address and answer the issues, or drive the point home to the GOPe that they can't answer these issues.
As you said, the liberals will provide plenty of attention to Romney's previous weaknesses and failings.
But will we provide answers? Not if we sweep all of this under the rug, where the MSM will dig it out anyway.
Reagan was something of a flip-flopper, too, if you recall. Some of those things he's done that I listed previously are things he said he regretted doing. So as I said, Reagan developed into a conservative over time.
But Reagan was a Conservative when he ran. I'm not sure Romney is. Care to convince me?
I hope the same thing is happening with Romney. As long as his flip-flopping is toward favoring the more conservative point of view I'm happy, and it's just as possible for me to be correct about Romney today
If that's actually happening, great, but I'm not sure it is anything but pandering.
as it would it have been about Reagan if I were having this same conversation with you about Reagan about 35 years ago.
Reagan was a Conservative in 1980. I'm not sold Romney is now.
Thanks for your thoughtful responses.
You could have easily argued that Reagan was pro-union, pro-abortion, pro-welfare, and an advocate of the big government approach to every problem. Certainly, he invited such comments right up to when he was in his 60s.
I think Reagan would even agree that he was still evolving into the conservative Reagan we knew right up to that last year or two prior to his election.
Some might make a strong argument that in consideration of the amnesty bill he signed in the White House he never was a true conservative.