It’s impossible to keep up with Willard’s positions anymore. To say he’s a flip flopper is to give him undeserved credit for something resembling a belief that was changed — and that would just be completely inaccurate.
It’s so weird those words came out of my own mouth — totally didn’t mean that! “Mitt Romney again distanced himself from his infamous 47 percent comments caught on video at a private fundraiser in May, telling CNN in an interview Tuesday night that, “the words that came out were not what I meant.”“
Steve Benen: Mitt Romney takes a position on tax policy, then his staff says something else. Romney takes a position on Iran, then his staff says something else. Romney takes a position on health care, then his staff says something else. Romney takes a position on his own immigration adviser, then his staff says something else.
Romney wants you to forget about all that abortion stuff: “Mitt Romney said Tuesday he has no plans to push for legislation limiting abortion, a softer stance from a candidate who has said he would “get rid of” funding for Planned Parenthood and appoint Supreme Court who would overturn Roe v. Wade. “There’s no legislation with regards to abortion that I’m familiar with that would become part of my agenda,” the Republican presidential nominee told The Des Moines Register in an interview.”
Obama camp fires back.
WAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIT!!! “It took all of two hours before Romney’s chief spokesperson said the exact opposite, explaining, “Gov. Romney would of course support legislation aimed at providing greater protections for life.” Asked whether the candidate’s position on abortion legislation had changed, Romney’s spokesperson would “not answer directly.” Look, even before the predictable walkback, Romney’s carefully-worded answer, intended to make him appear less extreme on reproductive rights, was absurd. Romney’s platform calls for a constitutional amendment that bans all abortions; Romney said he “absolutely” supports a “Personhood” measure that would ban all abortions and some forms of birth control; and in 2007, Romney boasted that that he’d be “delighted” to sign a bill that would no longer allow abortions “at all, period.” – Steve Benen
Only Mitt Romney could debate himself so thoroughly.