Originally Posted by patteeu
Now you're changing your story. There's a huge difference between Romney being a different person and Romney not painting himself into a corner by insisting on fine-grained detail but instead remaining consistent at a higher level of conservative principle.
The two are not mutually exclusive.
On several topics, Romney reversed himself two nights ago.
On several other topics, Romney has kept himself so vague so that he can bob and weave specifics to dodge his opponents' arguments.
This is not new news. It happened in 2008. It happened this primary season. And now it's happening now.
Everybody on earth agreed this was common behavior for this guy.
But now that the stakes involve potentially defeating Obama, Republicans and conservatives have comfortably reversed that belief, now embracing the claim that Romney is a consistent, principled conservative. Just like they reversed themselves on cap and trade, the individual mandate, DREAM, federal stimulus, federal education reform, spreading democracy in the Middle East, and endless other topics since January 2009.
In a way, I'm glad we've got Romney on board for the 2012 GOP opponent, whether he wins or loses.
Because he is the encapsulation of the sudden radical ideological turns, intellectual dishonesty and partisan brinksmanship that has embodied today's Republican Party.