Originally Posted by Direckshun
I love how this is all a Democratic creation, the idea that Romney changes his ideas for political expediency.
This is an attack line developed by Republicans. I've posted in this very forum a 200-page McCain counterattack plan against Romney from 2008 that details all the things the Democrats are alleging Romney is constantly doing.
This is just another Etch N Sketch, this past debate and the last five weeks of god knows where his positions will be at any given moment.
The man is not a principled conservative, nor is he really any true moderate. He's just ambition, personified. Whatever series of words it will take to get to Plan B.
This is not a Democratic idea. It is an idea with bipartisan support. For at least the half-decade he's been running for President non-stop.
Conservatives and Republicans are just deciding not to give two shits because it actually worked extremely well two nights ago. It was perfectly delivered and the President was not up to the task of dismantling it.
Again, I'm not apologizing for what was clearly a lackluster performance by the President. But let's be straight here. Romney was effective because he rolled out a new, moderate version of himself that contrasts sharply with the self-described "severely conservative" Romney of the past four years.
Up to this point, Romney/Ryan was clearly the most conservative ticket the Republicans had put out there since I can remember. I can't think of another Republican candidacy that was more conservative, though my recollection only goes as far back as Reagan's 1980s campaign.
The idea that Romney is a flip flopper that McCain and other Republicans have tried to exploit is based on perceived differences between Romney's views today and those of years ago when he was running for office in one of the most liberal states in the country. They have nothing to do with the fake portrait you and The rest of Obama's henchmen are trying to paint now.
The Romney that beat your guy to a bloody pulp, figuratively speaking, is the same pragmatic conservative that's been campaigning almost non-stop for the past 5 years. To the extent that the details of his principle-based proposals have been refined, they haven't changed nearly as much as the flip flopper in the WH today (or the golf course, or a celebrity fundraising event, or wherever he is).
Let's face it, Romney just isn't the guy you've been convinced he was by listening to reality distorters like Maddow, Axlerod, and the Deceiver-in-Chief himself.