Mitt Romney is trying to fool people into thinking he’s the next Ronald Reagan. Don’t fall for it. It’s a lie. His invocation of our 40th President by Mittens is out of convenience, not out of reverence.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who ran as a moderate in past campaigns in Massachusetts, on Monday rated himself as conservative as the late President Reagan.
After a brief hushed silence, the audience erupted into laughter and spit takes.
Wearing a clown nose, a funny hat and a fake arrow through the neck, Mittens elaborated.
In his 12th visit to Florida since January, the former Massachusetts governor was asked to grade himself as a conservative on a scale of one to 10 if Reagan were a 10.
“Probably a 10 as well,” Romney said. “I’m trying to think in what places we would differ. As I’ve gotten older, Reagan keeps getting smarter and smarter.”
Considering the former President is already dead, this statement seems pretty silly. In fact several in attendance had to be rushed to the hospital because their sides had split.
He added that he is not a carbon copy of Reagan, but they have some core beliefs in common.
Yes, such as wearing clothing in public and eating food when hungry. Who is this guy trying to kid? He’s not a carbon copy? He’s not even a really bad portrait of Reagan as drawn by an intoxicated monkey.
“I share the same optimism that Ronald Reagan had. I wish I had his good looks.”
Personally, I wished you shared Reagan’s good sense and conservative values. Good for you on being optimistic. I’m not optimistic about how things would go if you ever got into the White House.
It’s always instructive with Romney to compare what he says now, to what he says then. Let’s jump into the wayback machine for a moment. I smell a flip-flop coming.
Romney ran as a moderate in his failed 1994 bid to unseat Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and in his winning gubernatorial campaign eight years later. In a 1994 debate with Kennedy, Romney defended a woman’s right to abortion and sought to distance himself from Reagan.
Oh, really? This guy who is a conservative “10” just like Reagan? I’m shocked, really I am. But he praised Reagan’s accomplishments, right? Er, sadly no.
“I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush; I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush. My positions don’t talk about the things you suggest they talk about; this isn’t a political issue,” Romney said at the debate.
Nice. Another day, another flip-flop, obfuscation or downright lie by Romney. He’s not the Gipper, he’s the Flipper. Just say no to Mittens.