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Massachusetts Liberal

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Friday, April 27, 2007


But mom, Johnny did it. Rudy too.

That in essence is the latest whine from Myth Romney, that his flip-flopping is no different from his rivals. As usual, the Man from Massachusetts, Utah and Michigan is wrong.

“Senator McCain voted against the Bush tax cuts,” Mr. Romney told The A.P. “Now he’s for them. He was opposed to ethanol. Now he’s for it. He said he was opposed to overturning Roe v. Wade. Now he’s for overturning Roe v. Wade.”

“Mayor Giuliani has made a number of changes over his career, and there are places where I’ve made changes,” Mr. Romney said in the interview.

Of course, two of the three issues he hit McCain on are policy questions and not core beliefs. And McCain disputes the abortion flip-flop, saying he has always opposed abortion, just not repealing Roe v. Wade -- once again, a policy position.

Romney on the other hand has shifted core beliefs on abortion, gun control, stem cell research and gay rights in addition to his "policy shifts" on taxes.

And interestingly, Romney offers no specifics against Giuliani, hinting on that he's more anti-choice than the former New York mayor. That's probably true, because Giuliani has been shifting on this position for a shorter period of time than the Mittser.

No wonder his campaign is "failing to gain traction." Slippery slopes are send you straight down.

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Blogger Len said...

"Whine" is right! I can only suspect that the American people will, like us MA residents, like Romney less and less the more exposure they have to him and his entitled, patronizing, facile, shape-shifting personality.

Unless, of course, he hides behind that Ferhnstrom guy like he did here for four years. Heck, I thought Ferhnstrom was the real governor for a while there.

April 27, 2007 7:10 AM  

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