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Old 04-11-2012, 09:44 AM
Location: Tampa Florida
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I think Romney is still etch-a-sketching ... will have to get back with people on some things yet .

Romney Campaign Silence of Lilly Ledbetter Act - YouTube
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:50 AM
Location: NC
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Originally Posted by Gurbie View Post
Romney the Centrist Peeks Out - NYTimes.com

Oh noooos! Did Ann unzip him again???

Seriously, good article showing how Romney has already began a subtle shift back toward the middle, as he seems to have locked up the nomination.

Analyst Tom Edsall says Romney has slipped "ingeniously ambiguous language" into his stump speech, toning down his primary positions as he tries to win back alienated voting blocks:

1) Women and the poor: Where he once said he's "not worried about the very poor", and has badly alienated women, Romney now adds language about " the 30 million women living in poverty" in the US.

2) Hispanics: Talking about immigration reform, Romney now in includes new language about "keeping people here" in his standard immigration remarks

3) SS and Medicare recipients: Romney has stopped referring to the Obama "entitlement society", and now uses "government-centered" instead.

This process, of tacking back toward the center, requires political skills. Does Romney have them? Can he alter his pitch to win back moderates, Hispanics, women, and independents, without losing the base? Or will he have to flip-flop?

Looks like we're about to find out!
Too bad for Mitt there is this thing as video tape.
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Old 04-11-2012, 09:53 AM
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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Maybe he should consult with Obama on this tactic, since he is the master of flip flopping, pandering and telling people what they want to hear to get elected and then doing just the opposite. it worked for him and his followers and evidently many of them learned nothing and will blindly vote for this charlatan again. What is the saying, " fool me once, shame on you...fool me twice, shame on me".
Your statement is totally untrue. Obama has been quite consistent in his positions. His failures are due to the lack of the killing instinct needed to crush the obstructionist GOP who are te ones who are almost 100% responsible for Obama's nability to enact is programme.

Romney on the other hand has NO position on anything. I got a good laugh at a column Rachel Maddow wrote about Romney "The liar" Using facts, you know those pesky little things that are part of the public record, She showed that Romney isn't just a regular run if the mill liar but a pathalogical liar who lies as a matter of course. He lies when there is no reasonable or apparent reason to do so. Here we have a gut who it's so obvious, believes in nothing at all but his quest for power. He has bee so consistent in his inconsistency that when we get into the real election season I predict he will appear so phoney ans so lacking in anything at all that he will be crushed like a bug on my windshield.
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