Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Mitt Romney has McCain's Disease

So notes All Headline News talking about Romney's presidential run:

Romney, 59, has long been considered a moderate, cast in the mold of his father, who, in the 1960s, skillfully bridged the gap between his party's economic conservatives and Michigan's powerful labor and Democratic leadership.

However, on the stump for the GOP nomination, some critics have suggested that Romney has gone out of his way to court the religious right and other conservatives who have proven critical to the success of Republican candidates.

"His rhetoric and his positions on (issues) like abortion, like gay rights, like stem cell research totally changed when he decided his focus should be on conservative votes across the country," Massachusetts House Speaker Salvatore Dimasi, a Democrat, told CNN.

Romney has said that he personally opposes abortion and supports a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. As governor, he vetoed a bill that would have permitted embryonic stem cell research.

Romney has indicated that his views on key issues have deepened and not fluctuated in response to political necessity.

Uh huh. Suuuuuuuure. And they said Kerry was a flip-flopper. FWIW, my brother lives in Massachusetts and was not impressed with Romney as a governor. Besides, can you imagine a president named "Mitt"? Who names a kid "Mitt"? "You know, I want my kid to be an all-American type who goes to ballgames! What could be more all-American than 'Mitt'? What do you think, honey?"