If we ever accuse Barack Obama of being Tone-Deaf, Mitt Romney should be mention in the same breath (H/T Ace of Spades):
[Bret] Bair asked Romney about his changing positions on climate change, abortion, immigration, and gay rights, and asked him how the American people could trust him on the important issues.
“Your list is just not accurate,” replied Romney to an visibly surprised Baier, “So, one, we’re going to have to be better informed about my views on issues.”
Baier pointed out video ads released by Romney’s opponents attacking Romney as a flip-flopper.
“I’m glad to see that the Democrat ads are breaking through,” Romney said cynically adding that most videos took “only snippets of his remarks, taking them out of context.”
The only problem with the Democrat’s video, is that it is painfully true*. I can’t find any fault with that video except that it was made by Democrats. Now it will be there though the general election. And Ace is right, at least Gingrich is not insulting us by offering delusional denials. I mean, Mitt Romney called Newt Gingrich a ‘lifelong politician’. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Look, even I am running for public office and sometimes I have to face facts. I went to a Tea Party meeting one day and made a campaign pledge that I will now have to take back. I will own up to my Mea Culpa and let the cards fall were they may. It’s not a flip-flop, it is something I just can’t do. I have also lost maybe a hundred signatures on my candidate petition, because I am honest with people that I am a Conservative Republican. I RATHER LOSE MY ELECTION, THAN BE SOMEONE THAT I AM NOT!
I hate to use the term RINO, but Mitt Romney is not a conservative. He’s a poll-tested politician. That right there makes him a Flip-Flopper. Look, I also used to be more moderate in the past myself. However I’ve become more conservative since Obama has ran for office. Talk to Moe Lane**, he used to be a card-carrying Union Democrat before he finally saw the truth.
It all comes down to trust. I just don’t trust Mitt Romney to stay a conservative once the primary is over any more than I can throw him. I also do not trust him to help in repealing ObamaCare once elected. I do not trust him on any issue.
However I do trust Herman Cain to be the conservative voice we need in the White House. Win or lose, my conscience will be clear and I will sleep good that night after that vote.
*I hate to link it, but you need to see what I, Bair, and Romney is talking about. Please don’t edit it out or ban me. Thank you.
**Sorry if I am crossing some kind of line Moe, but you’ve kept no secert your conversion.