Mitt Romney: progressive, non-partisan, moderate
Earlier I posted comments made by Mitt Romney that were intentionally presented out of context, just to make a point. I thought it was only fair to post comments he made undeniably in context that, at least for a lot of conservatives, are probably fairly damning.
Ed Morrissey, over at Hot Air, a well-respected conservative website, seems to take issue with Mitt on this. He writes:
Hey, we get it. Republicans don't win office in Massachusetts by proclaiming themselves as Ronald Reagan conservatives. When running for governor in 2002, Romney needed to sell himself as a Republican that represented the mainstream of liberal Massachusetts, which is why he told reporters in this clip that he was a "moderate" Republican who was "not a partisan," and that "my views are progressive." He told them what he needed in order to win the election.
The question is whether that was his strategy then and he was a secret conservative all along, or whether that's his strategy today and he's really a progressive.
Just want to do my bit to turn potential Republican voters off Romney. The quicker they nominate Newt, the quicker we can get this whole Obama re-election thing done and get to the work that needs doing.
Romney's not a flip-flopper, he's an opportunist. Let's get our political nomenclature right, shall we?
(Cross-posted at Lippmann's Ghost.)