You’d think that Mitt Romney would at least make an effort to stop his constant flip-floppery. Granted, it may well be impossible for someone unencumbered with core convictions on, well, anything at all to resist the primordial urge to change his position every time the wind veers. But still, given his enormous army of paid consultants, insiders, and political hacks, without whom Mitt couldn’t find his socks, it’s reasonable to assume that at least one of them would tell their meal ticket that his well-deserved reputation as a flip-flopper is not an asset. This is especially so in the age of YouTube, Google, and other such annoying inventions that make it much more difficult for said serial flip-flopper to get away with his predilection for rapid cerebration reversal syndrome(RCRS).
He didn’t create the recession, but he made it worse and longer.
Coming from Mitt, this is an amazingly straightforward statement. Two weeks later on June 27th, Romney, when again discussing Obama’s mishandling of the economy, observed:
He did not cause this recession, but he made it worse.
This in an astonishing, perhaps unprecedented, display of consistency for the Mittster. His position, as far as I can tell, remained virtually unchanged for two entire weeks. No hint of his trademark prevarication and shifting of positions. Moreover, I find myself in the decidedly unfamiliar (and uncomfortable) position of agreeing with the Mittster: Obama has made things worse. But, alas, that was Monday. Just three days later, on June 30th in Pennsylvania, Romney confirmed that my aforementioned discomfort was justified:
I didn’t say that things are worse. What I said was that the economy hasn’t turned around.
Er…Of course. I’m sure he was misquoted, right? No, I’m not buying that either. And neither are the folks at the DNC, who are already salivating at the prospect of facing the Republican version of John Kerry in 2012. Not surprisingly, they had a field day with Mitt’s latest buffoonery:
Exit question: Is this really the candidate Beltway Republicans believe has the best chance to beat Obama in 2012?