In The Real Romney, Boston Globe reporters Michael Kranish and Scott Helman examined Mitt Romney’s political rise since 1994, when he first ran for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. They discovered Romney has shifted from supporting abortion rights to heavily courting social conservatives
Yep, I listen to NPR daily and like the fresh air program for news and views. The Dem. press should be all over Romney’s flip-flopping especially on the hot button issues like abortion and gay rights. It would certainly leave the far right scratching their heads! Also the fact that his father was painted as being an outsider born in Mex. WWDTD?
The “real Romney” appears to me to be simply someone who seeks power for the sake of having power. I don’t think thst he has any core anchoring belief system, or if he does he has not shown it. Perhaps he has core religious belefs, but he wants that off limits. His experience with Bain capital is the main thing anyone points to as qualifying him to be President. But he doesn’t want that closely examined. His biggest accomplishment as a Governor was RomneyCare. He wants to distance himself from that. He seeks the power to effect how all Americans will be taxed in the future, but won’t divulge his own tax records. He is for an issue one day and against it another, according to the prevailing political winds.
As far as I can tell he is a man without firmness or resolve (except to do/say whatever it takes to gain power). And he is a man who lacks the capacity to effectively relate to anyone who is not like himself.