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Mitt Romney Leads George Will to Write in All Caps

George Will’s column is not out yet, but it is making waves. The Politico has a snippet of it. It is not good for Romney. Will goes all caps on Romney writing, in part, “Republicans may have found their Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor who takes his bearings from ‘data’ … Has conservatism come so far, surmounting so many obstacles, to settle, at a moment of economic crisis, for THIS?”This is MItt Romney’s biggest problem. On May 22, 2007, Northeastern University Professor William Mayer told Jill Zuckman, “After studying Presidential nominations for 30 years, I’ve never seen somebody who has so completely renounced his past record when he decided to run for President.” Consider, for example, a few pages from the opposition research book the McCain camp prepared against Mitt Romney in 2008. There was an entire section on Romney’s flip-flops. You can see part of it here.The most striking thing to me is that some of Mitt Romney’s positions have flipped again for 2012.Romney has a real trust problem he has to overcome. It seems too much an opportunist. Republicans are happy to support him, but they sure don’t want to settle for him.

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