vote for Obama now.
1. no adults in this room believe that the positions Romney represents to us as presently his are really his.
I happen to have learned who he was in a lifetime where he was a decent caring moderate. Suddenly, he is in the cage match with santorum, Cain, perry, Bachmann and Newt and Romney turns into Bachmann-lite. Wowser. That bothers me more than anything.
He even spoke his truth two different times during this primary season and was reprimanded by Rush Limbaugh or Rove or one of those, and he recanted from his decent caring moderate positions. He fricking took it back, the next day. NO SHAME.
I think the ease with which Romney moves positions comes from his time as Mormon student-missionary. He had to defend the one where you can get into heaven with a free pass if you are Jewish, but if you are black or asian, you cannot get in at all.
That has since been rescinded by the elders in the late 1970's, but when Mitt was preaching to the French those years
he hid out from Vietnam, it was the opening remarks in the Mission presentation. I know, because I received that presentation, world wide the same. Highest Heaven is for Jews, and the best Mormons, and no Negro nor Asian. He said that with a straight face. jews in. not blacks. after you do that for 100 presentations, you can sell anything.
As Obama summed it up in his last remarks
Romney has sold himself to the right wing of his party.
He has already gone along with it. He's been co-opted for all practical purposes. Disregard Massachusetts Governor. He is now Bachmann-lite.
One more thing: when Romney 'cooperated' with the Democrats in the Massachusetts legislature, the Dems were not fighting against the public option. the public option won. There is no great Romneyesque negotiation that carried the day. the Dems wanted the public option and they got it. Romney didnt veto it
This post was edited on 10/4 at 6:00 pm