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Still the same old Mitt
With everyone focused on President Obama's lousy debate, Mitt Romney's significant but not game-changing bump in the polls, and consecutive weeks of good economic news, many have forgotten that Romney remains the same Romney he has always been. Gleefully mendacious during the debate. Flip-flopping at a pace that makes mere mortal observers dizzy. And still the elitist exemplar of everything that is wrong with our economic system.

Romney still hasn't released his tax returns. He still has uncountable piles of cash stored in tax-free offshore bank accounts in Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. He still has no clue about nor empathy for how the less fortunate live. We shouldn't forget that. We shouldn't forget that Romney still doesn't want the voters to know what's hiding in his tax returns, and that the only reason for that is that he knows that if the voters know what's hiding in his tax returns they will be less likely to vote for him.

And remember that 47 percent video? Romney walked that back, a few days ago. But it would be instructive for everyone to watch it again.

Which is the real Romney? Granted, that can be asked about Romney on pretty much every issue, but everyone should watch that video again. Was the real Romney the one in political damage control, walking it back, attempting to distance himself from the Romney on the video? Or is the real Romney the one speaking candidly, in private, revealing such visceral disdain for 47 percent of this country? You decide.

Tax returns. Bermuda and Cayman Islands bank accounts. Forty-seven percent. Don't forget them.

Originally posted to Laurence Lewis on Thu Oct 11, 2012 at 01:25 PM PDT.

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