"It is hard to figure out what he does believe"
The past and his "record" may finally be catching up with Willard Mitt Romney as the long-time disengaged and soon to be divorced governor of Massachusetts take his show ion the road to the first primary state (at least this week). The Globe says its best:
In what was billed as a friendly holiday get-together organized by his political committee, Romney faced questions about his evolving views following reports in the Globe and other publications that examined his positions on abortion, stem cell research, and gay rights.Romney continues to insist his Massachusetts records speak for him. It does. What was accomplished (no tax increases and health care legislation) was accomplished with the help of legislators, particularly former House Speaker Tom Finneran -- who stance on taxes pre-dated Romney's arrival at the Statehouse. And Gov.-elect Deval Patrick is already talking about reversing some of his presidential campaign grandstanding.
Some audience members walked away from the encounter still uncertain of his conservative credentials.
As for health care, the follow-up regulations from Romney appointees are raising serious questions whether the law can function as planned when it raises to much from those who can't afford it and too little from those who can.
Still Mitt accurately summed up his campaign, even if his inflection may have been different.
"Talk is cheap, but action is not."Actually, talk isn't that cheap when you try to be all things to all people and have a record of those words on paper.