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  •  Does anybody believe Romney about anything? (2+ / 0-)
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    Anne Elk, dinotrac

    When other candidates say wingnutty things, I believe them.  I just see Romney as a sad opportunist.  I have that in common with many Republicans, of course.  But the question is, if you build your brand on opportunism, can that alone give you the wiggle room to allow voters to think that whatever he says that you abhor isn't the real Romney?

    Last cycle we had a conservative asshole guy saying he was a "maverick" but running far to the right of where a lot of people thought he was.  I remember people thinking the wingnutty stuff was just McCain having to get through a primary.  Of course, McCain didn't.  So there's that at least.

    •  Mitt Romney doesn't even know who the real Romney (1+ / 0-)
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      Anne Elk

      is. The thing is...Romney has been shitting on the conservative base since Day 1. He changes positions, not because he thinks that his previous position was wrong, but because he thinks that the voters will like to hear it. He doesn't embrace conservative values unapologetically like Newt.
      He can't buy conservative votes. In about 30 days it'll be over for him.

      plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

      by YoungArizonaLiberal on Fri Dec 09, 2011 at 05:37:33 PM PST

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    •  And I think that's the key here: (3+ / 0-)

      Romney has so little credibility now that anything he says is now seen through that filter. As Norm on Cheers famously (well, in my house) said: Once the trust is gone in a relationship, it's no fun lying to them anymore.

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