Is It Part Of The Romney Pattern?

During last night’s debate Governor Perry attacked former Masachusetts Governor Romney for a change in his position on Massachusetts’ health care as it would apply to the nation. Perry pointed out that a line was changed when Romney’s book was published in paperback.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said during the Florida debate that Romney took out the single line that suggested the Massachusetts health reform law could be applied to the country. The line that is removed in the paperback version reads, “We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country.”

Romney denied there was a change but after the debate one of his people noted that there was a change and indicated that this was a common practice when books are printed in paperback and new information is available.

The problem is that the new information available, Obamacare, did not necessitate the change in the book except that Obamacare is widely disliked and Romney wants to be president.

If this were the only thing that Romney had changed one could argue that he had time to evaluate what took place in Massachusetts and what took place in the country and came to a different conclusion. The problem is, Romney has a history of changing positions. It appears as if Romney will change his positions depending on political winds.

There is no doubt that Romney has the economic and business experience but he has changed positions on abortion and the Second Amendment, to name a few, and those changes smack of political expediency.

Will a president Romney change positions or compromise his principles should he be faced with a Congress in control of the other party? We already have a guy occupying the White House who was one thing during the campaign and is totally different now that he is in office and he, of course, is not the only one. We need leadership that is principled and a leader who will not change positions on core values and beliefs for political expediency.

Make no mistake about it, Romney would be a better leader than Obama as would anyone who was on the stage last night. But we do not need someone who is, at best, better than Obama. We need a principled leader who will follow his beliefs and do what he said he would do.

All candidates from all parties have their faults. They are human beings and there are problems with all of them (though Obama supporters think differently of their messiah) but a problem with consistency is an issue that deserves a closer look.

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5 Responses to “Is It Part Of The Romney Pattern?”

  1. Blake says:

    Romney is, to me, too slick- kinda like a used car salesman who needs a sale today.
    I am keeping my powder dry, so to speak, I am from Texas, which would make me partial to Perry, but the rest of the country (with thepossible exception of Ariz. Cal, or New Mexico) knows the immigrant problem as intimately as we in Texas do. If we can educate these children, perhaps they will go back to Mexico and make that country the Garden of Eden it could be.
    Of course, first Mexico has to grow a spine when it comes to the Cartels.
    So far, I like Santorum, Gingrich, and Cain.
    Huntsman is Obama-Lite.

  2. Romney, like any typical politician will say anything to get a vote. Perry as well, did u know when he was originally a democrat and was head of Al Gores campaign in 1988? the only person I have seen that sticks to his principles is Ron Paul, one of the first to endorse Reagan. If you are like me, tired of typical politicians, don’t listen to what they say, go look up what they did.

    • Blake says:

      Nic-There were lots of people in Texas and elsewhere in the south, before the Democratic Party left and morphed into the asshat Society- so, surre, in ’88 Perry made a mistake- who hasn’t?

  3. Ferd Berfel says:

    Oh my god, another Ron Paulite. Talk about a slick-willie. Every over-the-top super liberal I know love RP. He is so far left he appears to be right, somewhere at that magical place where hyper right and looney left meet; over the top.

    And THAT isn’t a place I want to go.

    As for educating Mexican children and sending them back…didn’t we try something like that with Cuba? Ending in some bay named for swine?
    How about we just…send them back, and call it good. Enough playing God with other moron countries. Until they write a constitution that supports freedom, there is no point in doing anything except KEEP THEM AWAY.

    In closing, BD! Attention! Sit!
    “All candidates from all parties have their faults.”
    Do they, now? Or do you mean, “no man can appease every side of every issue.”
    Fault, in this situation, is a poorly chosen word. What you call a fault may be, for another, a strength.
    Unless you mean they are a dwarf, or a six-fingered man, a liberal, etc. then it is a fault.

    • Big Dog says:

      No, I mean fault as in weakness or failing. All people have them and even if some view them as a strength they would find other attributes that are faults.

      They are faults because everyone has something about them that is viewed as such. In as much as you can claim that someone has a strength which might be viewed as a fault by some.

      So to answer, do they now, YES.