For some time now, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has been mentioned as one of the front runners to be John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate. But is Romney really a smart choice?
Earlier this week, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who opposed Romney for Republican presidential nomination, made an excellent point saying: “I think a lot of people, not just social conservatives, but a lot of the Republicans that I know are not necessarily comfortable with Romney. But it has nothing to do with religion. It has everything to do with inconsistencies in positions that he has held, and that’s it.”
This is an argument that I have been making since Romney was running for the presidency. How will the McCain campaign have any credibility attacking Barack Obama for changing his positions with Romney, who changed several of his positions when he decided to run for national office, on the ticket?
However, this still does not stop conservative commentator Sean Hannity from strongly supporting Romney for VP. On the August 14 episode of Fox’s “Hannity and Colmes” Hannity told Dick Morris: “I think Romney is a very good choice for John McCain. It will galvanize conservative support.”
Are those the same conservatives that did not support Mitt Romney in the primaries because they saw threw Romney’s “road to Des Moines conversion” to conservatism?
I end this entry with a quote from Sen. John McCain responding to an attack by Mitt Romney during a GOP presidential debate: “I haven’t changed my position on even numbered years or have changed because of the different offices that I may be running for.”