According to the Associated Press (AP), Republican Tea Party (GOTP) perpetual presidential bridesmaid Mittens Romney is fighting back against a Democratic National Committee (DNC) commercial that portrays him as a flip-flopper; it’s the first time Mittens has mewed about what many see as his biggest political liability.
The Romney camp threw together a hasty defense, arranging for supporters to hold conference calls with reporters in an attempt to combat the ad which highlights Mitten’s changed positions on abortion, immigration, guns and other issues.
But Mittens isn’t just getting bashed by the DNC, fellow GOTP candidate Newton “Stay Puffed” Gingrich, who just won an important endorsement in New Hampshire, told a South Carolina radio audience “it’s wrong to go around and adopt radically different positions based on your need of any one election.” Finally, a GOTP contender is attacking his primary opponents!
Unlike Mitten’s recent ad where he took a remark the President made in 2008 quoting his opponent John McCain and editing it to sound as though it were today and the President was referring to himself, the DNC ad simply takes statements Romney has made and then flipped on.
If nothing else, the urgency of Mittens campaign’s reaction to the Democratic ad suggested he sees the flip-flop accusations as serious, and a wound that could prove mortal to his aspirations to be president.
The DNC launched its multi-state attack, portraying Romney as a politician in conflict with himself. The TV ad’s airing in the battleground states of North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin and New Mexico. Democrats also held events in Iowa, Florida, Michigan, Maryland and Massachusetts calling attention to a longer and more detailed version of the criticisms on the website mittvmitt.com.
The video calls Romney “an unparalleled flip-flopper.” It shows two late-night comedians mocking his sincerity and three Fox News reporters seeming to question Romney’s authenticity.
Meanwhile back at the ranch, Newton said he’s “a lot more conservative than Mitt Romney.” In response to a question about Romney’s eagerness to be elected, Gingrich said: “I wouldn’t switch my positions for political reasons. It’s perfectly reasonable to change your position if facts change. If you see new things you didn’t see – everybody’s done that, Ronald Reagan did that. It’s wrong to go around and adopt radically different positions based on your need of any one election. Then people will have to ask themselves, `What will you tell me next time?'”
Newton is 100% spot on with his appraisal of Mittens; if you can’t hold on to any core values as a candidate, it’s a perfectly reasonable question for the electorate to ask, “What will you tell me next time?”
Don’t get me wrong, Newton’s as loathsome an individual as the GOTP could ever hope to nominate, he’s the Gollum of the race with his sexual liaisons and extramarital affairs and his excuse that only he committed them because of his “great love for his country”; Newton is just as unelectable as Romney, but getting shellacked by the President will at last drive him from the national spot light.”Which way is the wind blowing right now”?