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Which Mitt?

The Democratic National Committee has created a brutal website that shows up some of Mitt Romney’s more egregious flip-flops, using only his own words (including video). As Politico puts it “It’s not just what he says, but the total forcefulness and sincerity with which he says it.”

Here’s just one example — Romney on Roe v. Wade (both for and against):



  1. Jeff wrote:

    I really don’t think many GOPers really have opinions of their own. They just reflect what their financiers and the RNC tell them to. If you go back far enough in any of the POTUS candidates’ records, you’ll find discrepencies.

    It also shows the slow, constant shift to the right. Republicans are constantly becoming more and more conservative, abandoning their old positions in order to pander to an ever-smaller and ever more conservative base. Romney reflects this shift very well with the changes in his positions over time.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:02 am | Permalink
  2. Falkelord wrote:

    Hint: all the answers on are “All of the above”


    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 9:14 am | Permalink
  3. Duckman wrote:

    I think this was timed poorly. A lot people seem to think that the upcoming election brings a 50/50 chance of either candidate winning (not my own thinking). With that said, if you look at the GOP field, Romney, in my eyes, is the only legit candidate for president, the others are just tea party riders and arent real politicans like Romney is. So…what if Romney isn’t picked by the GOP and the GOP wins the election? The democrats seriously just fucked this country.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 11:02 am | Permalink
  4. Glenn Toddun wrote:

    I find myself more suspicious of politicians who are unchanging. I don’t think they do a good job of governing because good governance requires statesmanship and pragmatism, not idealism.

    This focus on integrity is polarizing and detracts from the debate. Who cares what a person thought decades ago? What do they think now, what have they learnt since then that formed their thoughts, these are better questions I think. A candidate that is willing to change and is allowed to change will better effect change when the opportunity arises.

    That said, I don’t think Romney has changed for the better…

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Permalink
  5. Jeff wrote:

    @Glenn You’re talking about political evolution, which is a great thing in a politician. We need leaders who are able to learn from successes and failures, and from their general experiences as elected officials . I believe that a politician must also stay true to their core values. For example, I’m personally pro-life and politically pro-choice. I don’t foresee a time when I will ever change that position because it is very much a part of who I am. When a politician who has previously been very outspoken about a position then changes that position, I wonder if they a) were lying then, b) are lying now, or c) never really cared one way or the other.

    Romney doesn’t seem to have any single issue that he has not changed his view on. He appears to have no core principles that are constant. That’s what makes him such a slippery and potentially dangerous politician. He seems to very easily say one thing and do another, or change his tune mid-stride. He’s a survivalist, but I’m not sure that’s the best thing for the country.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 3:04 pm | Permalink
  6. Don wrote:

    As to the DNC launching an attack site at this point in time, I’d say they are seriously premature. For the last several weeks, the publican candidates are effectively chewing on each other so well that anything the dems do will probably have little or no effect. Even the general media has fingered Romney as a seriously wishy-washy candidate swinging in the wind of the latest polls from the conservative seriously right wing of the publican party.

    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Permalink
  7. John wrote:

    The website,, is a joke on itself. It is either deliberately misleading people with insufficient reasoning skills, or its creators can’t understand the precise language that Mitt uses to explain his view on complex issues. That he explains himself the way he does is a sign of strong critical reasoning skills.

    Monday, November 21, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Permalink