The question is:
Does Character Count in a President?Today, your column cleverly lists 10 liberal statements on climate change, Roe v. Wade, Stimulus, health insurance, etc. At the end of the column you reveal the "trick" -- that they are all Romney statements from the past.
Good one, Nick.
But then you ask the question that should have been dead and buried months ago:
Who is the Real Romney?And then you say: "Personally, my hunch is that the real Romney is the pragmatist, the nonideological problem-solver."
And yet, you then write -- "There are Counter-arguments" like well, the Republicans are so far to the right that they exclude "centrists" like Lugar and Snowe. Only in a world of loony wingnuts can a conservative like Lugar be considered a centrist.
So in the end, you write, who is to know? "If you’re elected, will we get Moderate Romney or Hard-liner Romney?"
The answer is obvious -- there is no "real Romney" and he will be bent to the will of the crazies that control the GOP. Is there a chance in hell that Romney will veto the Ryan Plan? Appoint anyone other than Roberts clones to the Court? Do anything about climate change?
But even more importantly, my question for you Nick is this:
Your ten quotes show that Romney has already betrayed everything he used to stand for to please people who want to repeal the 20th century. What does that say about the man's character? Does that count?