Romney’s Weak on the Honesty Thing

Romney has just announced his Presidential campaign. His first act as a campaigner was to flip-flop on various cultural issues, signaling to cognizant conservatives that they can expect him to tell them what they want to hear and then shaft them once he’s in the White House.

First, as the linked article mentions, he was pro-choice in 2002 when he had to win a Gubernatorial race in Massachusetts, and is pro-life now that he has to win a Republican primary.

Second, his campaign website‘s featured quote is “America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home,” the idea being that gay marriage is that detrimental. But in 1994, he believed gay marriage was a state issue; as late as 2002, he said, “All citizens deserve equal rights, regardless of their sexual preference.”

And third, glancing at the list of issues the campaign website offers shows that there’s very little to agree or disagree with. Romney believes the US should win the War on Terror, successfully compete with China, improve its health care and education systems, discourage illegal immigration, and invest more in technology. Compared to that, Mark Warner is a wild-eyed idealist.

3 Responses to Romney’s Weak on the Honesty Thing

  1. SLC says:

    Re Romney

    So Romney is a panderer. What else is new? All of the Rethuglicans will have to pander to the f****** born agains if they want to get the nomination.

  2. So Romney is a panderer. What else is new? All of the Rethuglicans will have to pander to the f****** born agains if they want to get the nomination.

    Truer words have never been spoken.

  3. Alon Levy says:

    The point is that Romney just can’t be trusted (and, incidentally, I’ll say the same thing about Kucinich, who flip-flopped in the other direction right before he declared his candidacy in 2003). He changes his mind based on expediency on too many issues.

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