Romney, admitted newcomer to conservatism, announces in new ad: I am more Republican than you are, and I am more honest than you are; I am more conservative than you are
“Kudos to Romney for taking on the GOP’s image problems head on. I think an electorate that is tired of finger-pointing, excuses, and evading responsibility will appreciate a candidate who says, ‘our side screwed up,'” swoons shameless Romney sycophant Jim Geraghty in a Campaign Spot post titled “I’m a fan of Romney’s new message, ‘change begins with us.'” Geraghty includes the script:
GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY: “If we’re going to change Washington, Republicans have to put our own house in order.
“We can’t be like Democrats – a party of big spending.
“We can’t pretend our borders are secure from illegal immigration.
“We can’t have ethical standards that are a punch line for Jay Leno.
“When Republicans act like Democrats, America loses.
“It’s time for Republicans to start acting like Republicans.
“It’s time for a change and change begins with us.
“I’m Mitt Romney and I approve this message … more
Matt C., in a race42008.com post titled New Romney Ad: “Change Begins With Us,” opines with no trace of irony: This ad is music to my ears – finally, somebody saying exactly what I’m feeling.
eye of eyeon08.com, however, has a different take:
Of course, this is the same guy who said:
My R doesn’t so much stand for Republican as Reform
Jonathan Martin asked recently why people dislike Romney so much. For me it is not so much that he is dishonest, venal, and hypocritical. I am a political professional. I deal with politicians all the time, and I am used to that. But he is so brazen. I am pretty cynical, but he is too much even for me.
After all, this is the guy who has flip-flopped on abortion, gay-rights, taxes, guns, embryonic stem-cell research, Ronald Reagan, the Contract with America, his draft-dodging, education, immigration, and campaign finance-reform. And now he is lecturing people on being Republican enough? … more
We concur with eye. As for Willard Milton—“it’s OK to change your mind“—Romney’s call for change, we would ask that it begin with the Romneys! See:
- more Romney scandal: Blackwater USA–chaired by Romney’s security advisor–expelled from Iraq
- Romney and Tompkins throw junior “associate” Donahue “under a bus” to cover up their dirty tricks
- Romney slime machine staggers, sputters, and creaks into motion; target: Fred Thompson—question: how critically will the blowback damage the Romneys or the GOP?
- Romney thug—later identified as an NH campaign staffer—accused of harassing woman because he “intuited” that she would cause trouble; also: team Romney busted for anti-Fred hit site
- Romney: GOP for sale; says US$20,000,000.00 is the price for a top-tier position
- Romney campaign in total free-fall; Utah finance co-chair forced to resign; national finance co-chair indicted; campaign US$9,000,000.00 in debt
- update: Romney campaign now claims that Robert Lichfield “left [his Romney campaign finance co-chair position] of his own accord”
- evidence of Romney corruption and incompetence continues to build; GOP needs to start thinking post-Romney
- Romney tries to link his former campaign chair to Bill Clinton; all of America balks at the risible transparency of Romney’s attempt to distance himself