Originally Posted by patteeu
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.
No, not perceived differences. Differences
The Mitt Romney at the turn of the century was different than the Mitt Romney who governed Massachussetts, who was different than the Mitt Romney of the 2008 campaign, who was different than the Mitt Romney of the past four years, and the Mitt Romney we're getting now is a Etch N Sketched callback to a decade ago.
Over and over again, even in the 2012 primary debates, candidates from Romney's own party hated on him for being so nebulous on the issues, hedging his bets rhetorically so he could break either way should he need to. This is not a reality invented by Obama, or Democrats, or Direckshun. It's one introduced by his own party for the past five years because it's accurate
You are inventing and living in a PR-fueled altnernate reality where Romney is a principled conservative who has not changed his positions constantly, or remained so nebulous on a bunch of other positions that he could shift as he needs to later on.
It's simply not true.