Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Romney: "You Just Can't trust Him"
"...Then there's Mitt Romney. I've written about the flip-flops before. However, the man also has an excellent family and a strong business record. Mitt looks and sounds Presidential. The pity of the campaign is that, quite frankly, you cannot trust him. A video record caught Romney on tape telling fundraisers to "promise anything" to potential donors. While Romney clearly meant in terms of primary victories, the phrase could describe his entire effort.
Every time he hits a must-win state, there's a new promise. In Michigan, $20 billion a year was promised for automotive and energy research (hope he can do that while fulfilling the promise I heard him make Nevada to hold the growth of spending to Inflation — 1%) and in Florida, he promised to do away with the payroll taxes on workers over age 65, thus speeding the decline of Social Security in order to score points with Florida seniors. If Romney's going to get be the nominee, it better happen soon, before he has to make any more eleven-figure campaign promises that it anyone's guess as to whether he'll try and keep them..." (source)
If you didn't see that "promise anything" article this piece refers to...you can read it over at RedState.org, but here's the gist of it:
"... Romney was encouraging his phone bank volunteers with a little pep talk when he unintentionally summed up his entire campaign; ironically hitting upon the reason why he has failed to gain any traction with conservatives despite spending the most money of any Republican. ABC News Radio was contacted by telephone and confirmed the following quote from their report.
"Hit the phones today make all the promises you have to, and…make sure that we get the funds that we need to keep on propelling this campaign forward with power and energy.
“Make all the promises you have to.”
That’s Romney in a nutshell. Of all the Republicans running, he alone has sought to clarify, cover, and indeed change past positions in an attempt to curry favor with conservatives. In the process, Romney has developed a reputation not as a principled conservative, but as a politician who will say almost anything and take almost any position to win votes..." (source)
So people can stop the emails accusing me of not voting for him because he's LDS. Yes, being 100% honest that does play into my decision, BUT mainly I think he's shady and I just don't trust him.