Romney is the biggest flip-flopper of them all
Jon Stewart called President Obama the luckiest dude in the world. How can that be, considering the terrible mess of the U.S. economy, the international tinderbox and the relentless attacks by right-wing Republicans?
In 1980, President Jimmy Carter faced the same issues. But his opponent, Ronald Reagan, won the Republican nomination by knocking off George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole and Howard Baker. Mitt Romney, on the other hand, defeated Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann.
John Kerry was in part defeated because of his famous flip-flops. Romney has made Kerry look like the Rock of Gibraltar! The topics of gun legislation, abortion, same-sex marriage, global warming and medical care for all come to mind. Romney recently told Scott Pelley of CBS that everyone has medical care via the emergency room. Just a few years ago he stated that was a terrible way to provide care. He hates income redistribution but just the other day said that future Medicare recipients would be helped by having poorer people getting more help and richer folks getting less. So which is it?
His private talk to the $50,000-per-plate luncheon in which he decried the 47 percent who think food is a “right” was revealing, along with his refusal to give specifics on how tax rates can be cut 20 percent across the board.
Obama has not proven to be the agent of hope and change that was promised in 2008. But he is lucky to be facing a Republican opposition that acts like the gang that cannot shoot straight.