“Romney Took Positions That are in Stark Contrast to Where His Base Thought He Stood.”
With only a month to go before the presidential election, voters are still trying to figure out who Mitt Romney is and what he believes. Prior to the first presidential debate, Romney had taken several conservative stances, such as a commitment to repeal Obamacare and Dodd-Frank, but during the first presidential debate, Romney swung back to the middle. This has left many political observers shaking their heads and asking, ‘will the real Mitt Romney ever stand up?’
Political analysts said it was clear that Romney’s new positions threw off Obama during the debate, and they wondered whether conservatives might eventually have some regrets if Romney means what he said on Wednesday.
Romney “has to worry that his conservative base will wake up from their celebrations tomorrow and ask, ‘Did Romney really say that about Medicare, taxes, and Dodd-Frank?’” said Larry Berman, a political science professor at Georgia State University. “Romney took positions that are in stark contrast to where his base thought he stood.”
No one knows who Willard “Mitt” Romney is or what he plans to do if elected. All we know is that he wants to become president really, really bad.
One of the most curious assertions made by Romney during the debate had to do with his defense of regulation. Conservatives normally admonish all regulation, usually decrying it as a way of thwarting the free market. But Romney acknowledged the importance of regulation during his debate with Obama, saying, ”We are not going to get rid of all regulation” and “You have to have regulation and there are some parts of Dodd-Frank that make all the sense in the world.”
More than likely, this was just a ploy by Romney to win over undecided voters in the middle. But it still reveals that Romney is willing to say anything to anyone as long as it gets him a step closer to the White House. We’ll never get to know the real Romney, if such a thing even exists.
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