The term “flip flopper” has been attributed to Mitt Romney since the beginning of his campaign. Here is a reminder of the many flips and flops of Mitt Romney.
1. Constitutional Amendment to Define Life
2. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell
4. Health Care
5. Flat Tax
6. Minimum Wage
8. Bush Tax Cuts
10. Gun Laws
11. Global Warming
12. Same Sex Marriage
13. Stem Cell Research
14. Favorite Book
15. Own Gun
16. Morning After Pill for Rape Victims
18. Auto Industry Bail Out
19. Embracing gay men in his administration
20. Housing forclosures
21. Law in Ohio barring collective bargaining
Romney has flip and flopped so many times that even Conservatives4Palin recognized how weak Romney would appear if he were to win the Republican nomination. They described his nomination as “Devastating.
Politico has described this problem as a man in search of a “vision.” Instead of simply criticizing President Obama, Politico identifies the need for Romney to actually put forth actual ideas about how he would fix our many challenges.Politico said:
“But at some point he has to show that he has a vision of a better way. He can’t just say ‘The future is bleak, follow me.’ Because no one will.”
“But the GOP standard-bearer has been extraordinarily light on specifics, even on the economy, which he bills as his trademark issue. He touts the fact that he was a successful businessman and knows how to create jobs, but has to be pressed to outline specific ways he will transfer that know-how to the U.S. economy.”
The combination of Romney’s flip flopps, and his “lack of vision” tells us that he has only one goal. He wants to be elected President. If he had a solution to even one problem, we would already know about it. The reality is that to solve any economic problem facing the country he would necessarily have to take an unpopular position with some group of voters. If he were to cut social security and medicare people who rely on those subsidies would be opposed to Romney. If he were to advocate raising taxes, those tax payers would oppose him. If he were to advocate gay marriage, the conservative right would opposed him. The inherit problem is that to be President of the United States, leadership requires taking positions that are not always popular, but necessary. Romney is unwilling or unable to take a position on anything contrary to his audience at the time. The problem with Willard is that he isn’t even looking for a vision. He’s blind, and seems to be trying to travel this road without even a dog to lead him.