Romney is better than misleading ad against President Obama

Mitt Romney of 2011 reminds me of John McCain of 2007.  McCain was probably one of the 3 or 4 Senators I most respected through the 90’s and early part of this century.  McCain was always willing to work across the aisle and look at each issues in a thoughtful and constructive way.

But after losing the Republican nomination to George W. Bush in 2000 the maverick John  McCain slowly faded away and he made a hard right turn.  Then in the 2008 general election he often took the low road express going against the honorable brand he had built to throw around loose claims, pander to the far right and mislead the public about his opponent, then Senator Obama.

In Mitt Romeny’s 1st commercial Believe in America the Romeny campaign takes a clip from a 2008 Obama campaign speech and uses it totally out of context. A Republican strategist says the ad shows Romney will “take the fight to Obama.”  I say it shows Romney will use untruthful tactics to win if necessary.

I don’t think Mitt Romeny believes half of the things he’s having to say to win the Republican nomination.  Like his stand on immigration during the CNN Foreign Policy debate last night.  Romney sided with his Republican counterparts to denounce Newt Gingrich’s immigration position last night.  “…let’s be humane in enforcing the law without giving them citizenship but by finding a way to create legality so that they are not separated from their families,” the former speaker said.

2007 Mitt Romeny probably would have agreed.  Listen to the interview he gave four years ago on Meet The Press.

I think Mitt Romeny is a good guy.  But that good guy is taking some time off while another Mitt Romeny seeks the Republican nomination for President.  I don’t think 2007 Mitt Romeny would have approved of the false message in this new ad.  But of course 2007 Mitt Romeny wouldn’t have a prayer of winning the Republican nomination.

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