Cynical Synapse

Sun, 16 Oct 2011

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?

Filed under: Candidates, Environment, Global warming, Government, Hypocrits, Indecision, Politics — cynicalsynapse @ 3:04 pm

flopping fish

In the polls, Mitt Romney is wallowing in second place at best, with Herman Cain taking first from Rick Perry. Still, 51% of Republicans expect Romney to become the party’s candidate in the 2012 elections. Why? Romney’s done more flip-flopping than a freshly landed fish. People don’t trust Romney but think he’s electable, so they’ll likely nominate him. Seriously?

Earlier this week, the long term care provisions of the Federal health care reform—ObamaCare—were rescinded, having been determined to be unsustainable. This must be why Romney opposes the Federal plan despite continuing support for its template, health care reform in Massachussetts—RomneyCare. Herman Cain summed it up this way:

I don’t think he’s a staunch conservative because he’s changed his position on too many things over the years. The other thing is, if you just look at Romneycare in Massachusetts, no matter how much he tries to pretend that it was supposed to be good for Massachusetts, a conservative would never have signed that Romneycare legislation in Massachusetts.

doctor mitt will see you know

In all likelihood, Romney probably wouldn’t repeal national health care reform as he promises during the campaign. During his public life, Romney has held opposing views on just about every key topic, demonstrating a lack of political courage or moral conviction. Consider Romney’s position on abortion in 2002 while running for Massachussetts governor: “I don’t accept either label, pro-life or pro-choice. Instead, I make it clear that I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose.”

You may recall, Romney opposed bailouts for the Detroit-based automakers, even though his dad, former Michigan governor George Romney, had once been CEO of American Motors, which was subsumed into Chrysler. Still, Romney supported Pres. Bush and the Wall Street bailout and now opposes future bailouts. Flip-flop-flip! As if that all is not bad enough, Romney is a climate changer:

I don’t speak for the scientific community, of course, but I believe the world’s getting warmer. I can’t prove that, but I believe based on what I read that the world is getting warmer. And number two, I believe that humans contribute to that. I don’t know how much our contribution is to that, because I know that there have been periods of greater heat and warmth in the past but I believe we contribute to that.

For those who really know who Romney is and what he stands for, please let the rest of us know. As far as I can tell, he’s a liberal, not a conservative, who can’t or won’t say what he believes in, with two exceptions. He praises RomneyCare, which is just baby ObamaCare, and he believes the global warming meme. And that’s different from the current guy in the White House how?

Previously on Mitt Romney:


  1. Good post. Mitt Romney doesn’t even know what he stands for but at this point, I don’t care. He may end up being the eventual Republican presidential nominee but no one seems to be all that enthusiastic about him for good reason, the man is B-O-R-I-N-G and lacks a backbone. He’s the worst kind of candidate, one who stands for nothing. He has yet to take on any issue and make it his own, he’s too busy trying to appeal to the tea party crowd and hasn’t had much success. with it.

    Comment by Kimberly — Sun, 16 Oct 2011 @ 7:21 pm

  2. Thank you for making this post. We need more conservative bloggers explaining why Romney is the wrong choice. The GOP establishment says that only “Romney can beat Obama”. That is not true and conservatives should not fall for this myth. Romney is not what this country needs. He might slow the Obama bus down, but he won’t turn it around.

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — Mon, 17 Oct 2011 @ 3:14 pm

  3. @Kimberly: My post would have been a whole lot shorter if I’d just said what you said. Thanks for stopping by.
      I tried to comment on your Juan Williams post (a great post, btw), but I must have a problem with my firewall or something as I couldn’t get it to take.

    @Conservatives on Fire: It’s kind of like New Coke, you know? It tried to be Pepsi but it wasn’t. Why settle for something that’s not the real thing? Thanks for stopping by.

    Comment by cynicalsynapse — Mon, 17 Oct 2011 @ 8:31 pm

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