“Romney wants to be president, but doesn’t seem to understand what the government he would lead actually does”

Byran of Hot Air writes:

Here’s what the former Massachusetts governor said during a campaign stop in Iowa on August 1.

Romney: …”Did you notice in Lebanon, what Hezbollah did? Lebanon became a democracy some time ago and while their government was getting underway, Hezbollah went into southern Lebanon and provided health clinics to some of the people there, and schools. And they built their support there by having done so. That kind of diplomacy is something that would help America become stronger around the world and help people understand that our interest is an interest towards modernity and goodness and freedom for all people in the world. And so, I want to see America carry out that kind of health diplomacy…”

Crooks & Liars clumsily spun it as an endorsement of universal health care (never mind Hezbollah’s tendency to kill people who disagree with them, a tactic that Michael Moore probably doesn’t even agree with), but it’s a more serious error than merely touting policy that his base wouldn’t approve. Romney wants to be president, but doesn’t seem to understand what the government he would lead actually does more

Alert Romney-flak Kevin Madden! Spin, man! SPIN!

yours &c.
dr. g.d.

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