Is Candidate Romney “severely” Conservative Or Moderate?

Here’s how the Salt Lake City TRIBUNE was sorting all of the different “Mitts” out from one another —
From his embrace of the party’s radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: “Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?”
The evidence suggests no clear answer, or at least one that would survive Romney’s next speech or sound bite. Politicians routinely tailor their words to suit an audience. Romney, though, is shameless, lavishing vastly diverse audiences with words, any words, they would trade their votes to hear.
More troubling, Romney has repeatedly refused to share specifics of his radical plan to simultaneously reduce the debt, get rid of Obamacare (or, as he now says, only part of it), make a voucher program of Medicare, slash taxes and spending, and thereby create millions of new jobs. To claim, as Romney does, that he would offset his tax and spending cuts (except for billions more for the military) by doing away with tax deductions and exemptions is utterly meaningless without identifying which and how many would get the ax. Absent those specifics, his promise of a balanced budget simply does not pencil out.
If this portrait of a Romney willing to say anything to get elected seems harsh, we need only revisit his branding of 47 percent of Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, yet feel victimized and entitled to government assistance. His job, he told a group of wealthy donors, “is not to worry about those people. I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.”
Where, we ask, is the pragmatic, inclusive Romney, the Massachusetts governor who left the state with a model health care plan in place, the Romney who led Utah to Olympic glory? That Romney skedaddled and is nowhere to be found.…
What do you care to do with such apparent chameleon-like tendencies? Win the presidency after winning the GOP nomination? — 10 points for best answer

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8 Responses to “Is Candidate Romney “severely” Conservative Or Moderate?”

  1. Maddux57 says:

    He’s very moderate

  2. teejayni says:

    he is still a Mission LDS who is ringing on the doorbell of any possible voter
    re-consider the attitude and approach he took to addressing the GOP Convention in August following the rather “blue – abusive” screed of Clint Eastwood to the same crowd

  3. Gatsu says:

    So why is it a bad thing if he has conservative and liberal views? Doesn’t our country want to be united? Why would we want to have a President who is too far left or right as President? Obviously he can’t come out and say he supports both views because Idiots in our country will take offense to it because morons in our country think you can only think one way.

  4. Charles says:

    I believe that in his heart, he’s a moderate, but he has to act like a conservative to get his party’s backing. In this sense, he’s like George Bush, the Elder.

  5. Bad Wolf says:

    Romney is a pretty middle of the road Moderate.

  6. darrin b says:

    He’ll be anything that he thinks will get him to the White House.
    In other words, he’s a pathological liar.
    And that’s scary.

  7. The Martian says:

    Let me guess. Your choosing Salt Lake City because it’s the location of the
    Mormon Church. WHY do you presume or CLAIM they would know Romney
    better than his home State ? Secondly, Liberals seem LOCKED into this
    NOT BEING specific, yet Obama has been as evasive as anyone else. It’s
    like your PLAYING one news media ( suspect immediately anyway ) as the
    catch all to Romney. What does Obama LYING about Fast & Furious, or
    Libya project to you ? No integrity, no honesty and certainly, no scruples.
    First, there was the POLLS scandal..fraud….NOW the BLS says, “Gee,
    were sorry, BUT it looks like we SCREWED up and the ACTUAL
    unemployment rate, is HIGHER than when we lowered it. Come on Libs,
    the future is set and ALL this Liberal dribble won’t persuade anybody to
    Suddenly switch to Obama. When does the FRAUD and corruption
    surrounding this POTUS end.

  8. Grayson B. says:

    he is just a creation of the Political establishment who is masquerading and has no real sense of how he will act when faced with House and Senate opponents of his own party and the broad Democrat “base”

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