Romney the Shape Shifter
Obviously, the 2012 Mitt Romney platform plays to the conservatives to win the Republican nomination, while Mitt Romney's earlier platform played to the liberals in Massachusetts to try to unseat Senator Edward Kennedy. In fact, Mitt Romney's earlier platform was actually more liberal than Kennedy's liberal platform. Here are but a few examples:
Mitt Romney on Abortion:
1994: "Abortion should be safe and legal in this country."
2002: “Let me make this very clear, I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to
2011: "I believe people understand that I'm firmly pro-life."
Mitt Romney on Homosexual Marriage:
1994: “As we seek to establish full equality [for gays], I will provide more effective
leadership than my opponent, [Edward Kennedy]".
2011: “I believe we should have a federal amendment to the Constitution that defines
marriage as between a man and a woman.”
Mitt Romney on Homosexuality in the Military:
1994: "[I support] gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly."
2007: "‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ has worked well... We’re in the middle of a conflict. Now is
not the time for a change in that regard, and I don’t have a policy posture as to
allowing gays in the military to serve there openly."
Mitt Romney on Healthcare:
2007: “I’m proud of what we’ve done... If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then
that will be a model for the nation.”
2011: "What works in one state may not be the answer for another."
Mitt Romney on Immigration:
2006: "[I am against] rounding up 11 million people and forcing them at gunpoint from
2008: "I disagree fundamentally that the 12 million people who come here illegally should
be allowed to stay here permanently. I think that is a form of amnesty and that it's
Mitt Romney on Campaign Finance Reform:
1994: "I would like to have campaign spending limits."
2007: "The American people should be free to advocate for their candidates and their
positions without burdensome limitations."
Mitt Romney has taken many positions on every issue. How would anyone know what they are voting for if they vote for Romney? Will the real Mitt Romney please stand up.......