Another Mitt Romney Flip-Flop

Gail Collins had a good piece i the NY Times the other day, titled The Bad News is Good News about another Romney flip-flop.  Last week Romney said:

The idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman, husband and wife, I’m not going there.

Except that Romney discovered that the reporter was asking about legislation that Republicans social conservatives were trying to push through, so of course he had to flip-flop to pander to the moron base.

And it turned out that Romney misspoke. He apparently didn’t realize that the subject he was proposing to steer clear of was a Republican plan to allow employers to refuse to provide health care coverage for contraception if they had moral objections to birth control.

He was definitely going there! Mittworld quickly issued a retraction making it clear that Romney totally supports the idea of getting into questions of contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman.

Really, what did you expect? If Romney couldn’t even take a clear stand on Rush Limbaugh’s Slutgate, why would he say anything that forthright unless it was a total error? This is why we can’t get the dog-on-the-car-roof story straightened out. The reporters have their hands full just figuring out Mitt’s position on the biggest controversy of the last month.

That’s the problem with Romney – he doesn’t have any core values, so he says – and does – whatever he thinks the audience wants to hear at the time.  Just like George H Bush, he doesn’t HAVE an opinion. And unless you think George “Read my lips; no new taxes” Bush was a great president, you simply cannot be a serious voter and still support Romney.

Note that I said “voter” and not “conservative” or “republican”.  I understand why conservative voters would vote for him, and I can understand why the “anybody but Obama” crowd would vote for him, but those cannot be called “serious”.  Those groups don’t care about principles, they simply want their big government (as opposed to Obama’s big government) agendas passed.

gk

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