It’s no secret that Mitt Romney, like the New England weather, changes his mind on nearly a quarter-hour basis. And now, as Jed Lewison of Daily Kos reports, he’s denying he ever claimed President Barack Obama has made the U.S. economy worse.
Which, of course, Romney did. Repeatedly.
But Lewison goes further, comparing Romney to hometown girl Sue Lowden thus:
And it’s such a strange and self-destructive thing to say that I’m now beginning to rethink whether Romney is in fact the GOP’s strongest candidate. With unforced errors like these, it’s only a matter of time before he says something that puts him in Sue “Chickens for Checkups” Lowden territory.
First, Romney is by far the GOP’s strongest candidate. (Philosophically, that’s Ron Paul, and I’ve opined elsewhere. Politically, well, God only knows.)
Second, this is totally unfair — to Lowden. Her crime was not repeatedly flip-flopping on nearly every issue. Her problem was saying something incredibly stupid (people could barter for medical services, as they did in the “olden days”) and then failing to immediately admit she’d made a mistake. Had Lowden done that, the damage to her campaign would have been much more limited. Instead, she stuck stubbornly to her comments, and became a campaign trail punchline.
Romney has the opposite problem. He can’t stick to one idea long enough to last a full news cycle, much less a campaign cycle.
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