Tom: Yes, it's a trick.
There we saw it again last light. Sabre-rattling Mitt becomes Peacenik Mitt. David Brooks noted that Romney said “peace” more often than George McGovern ever did.
I could not help laughing when, after solemnly and firmly declaring that he (as president) would under no circumstances allow a certain sovereign nation (Iran) do as it pleases within its own territory (get The Bomb), even though the US and all its allies have done the same, and use any and all means to accomplish that; — he then reacted with horror to his accusation that Obama once admitted that America had occasionally bullied and dictated to other nations. So it appears that it is perfectly okay to bully and dictate to other sovereign nations, it’s just wicked to admit it. This goes hand-in-hand with “I will create 12 million new jobs. / Government does not create jobs.” Which suggests Romney will create these 12 million jobs without using the powers of government to do it. If he can do that, then why does he need to be president, and why hasn’t he been doing it up to now? Or his claim that he will be a firm defender and advocate for all things conservative, but that he is the best one to work across the aisle to get things done.
Romney wants to be all things to all people. So I would like to ask all of Obama’s opponents out there, please, please, don’t attack poor ol’ Obama this time. Defend and praise your candidate!! Tell us why exactly he is a great candidate. Without giving us some “you do it too” crap, tell us which Romney you think is real! Do YOU think he will be staunchly Conservative, or Bipartisan Moderate? Do YOU think he will be more aggressive in foreign policy demanding, bullying, and invading; or promote Peace First? We already know why you hate Obama. We don’t need to hear that again.
Tell us why you love Romney! Give us something positive!
April 12, 2017