Thursday, January 31, 2008

Why I Don't Like Romney

Gay rights, tax cuts, gun control: Over and over in this campaign, Romney’s convenient changes of heart—whether in his actual policy positions or just in the way he talks about issues—have been well-documented. On literally every subject in which he was vulnerable to criticism from conservatives, Romney shifted his attitudes before entering the campaign, meaning he has never been in position—as McCain has often been—to have to defend an unpopular view.

And he authored a brand new chapter last night, proclaiming that Ronald Reagan would “absolutely” endorse him if the former President were still alive. Of course, when Reagan actually was alive, Romney was running around Massachusetts assuring voters that “I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.”
-from the New York Observer

The funny thing is conservative blowhards are condeming McCain for his unorthodox views and yet Romney, who seemed to have a Damascus Road experience and became a social conservative gets a pass.

Romney's willingness to say anything to please the base and to never defend a position is nothing short of pure cowardice in my view. I don't care that Romney is a Mormon. That I have no problem with. It's his integrity or lack thereof, that I have a problem with.

It's a shame, because before his many flip-flops when he was still a moderate, I would have considered him.

1 comment:

Paul Wartenberg said...

The thing is, the ones most against McCain are the media blowhards, Rush, Ann, their lot. That and some of the arch-evangelicals like Dobson who never liked McCain's disdain for the religious nuts.

The voters have a pretty good idea of what they are doing (well, as long as they're not lied to...). So I'm not entirely worried at this point, unless Romney takes California in which case RUN FOR THE EXITS!

But why are the Rushes and Ann Coulters of the GOP are backing Romney? Why are they calling him the Chosen Conservative when his track record is nowhere as conservative as McCain's? Because they see in him the same lack of personality, of deep-down passion, the same malleability as Dubya. Someone they could dictate terms to, rather than someone like McCain who is known for his angry stubborn ways. That's why they call McCain a "Maverick" when he's really a party stalwart, and that's why they hate him... because he won't listen to them...