Our Quote of the Day Is a Quote of the Day: Mitt Romney’s Political Doublespeak
I’m still scratching my head on this one. I’m sitting here in my motel in Darlington, Wisconsin, and was just about to put a political Quote of the Day up on TMV when I visited a few websites and saw THIS. This underscores why Mitt Romney a)is having trouble with conservatives because to many he seems to be someone who says whatever he thinks he needs to say to get votes, b)will have trouble and be almost a political candystore to Team Obama.
Our political Quote of the Day is for the first time a Quote of the Day from another site. From Political Wire. Read the quote and then the explanation. Which I’ve boldfaced:
Quote of the Day
“This week, President Obama will release a budget that won’t take any meaningful steps toward solving our entitlement crisis. The president has failed to offer a single serious idea to save Social Security and is the only president in modern history to cut Medicare benefits for seniors.”
— Mitt Romney, quoted by the Boston Globe, blaming President Obama for failing to curb the growth of entitlement spending while at the same time criticizing him for cutting Medicare benefits.
So which is it?
Increasingly, many voters of both parties and conservatives (who don’t trust him since he used to be considered a moderate) and moderates (who don’t trust him because the way he has now run away from having been a moderate) are likely to conclude that he fits this song from “Chicago.”
But not because you don’t know he’s there.
But because in political terms everyone can see right through him: