The hits just keep on coming for Willard. Via the Concord Monitor:
…There was a time that he supported stem-cell research and cited his own wife’s multiple sclerosis in explaining his thinking; such research, he reasoned, could help families like his. These days, he largely opposes it. As a candidate for governor, Romney dismissed an anti-tax pledge as a gimmick. In this race, he was the first to sign.
People can change, and intransigence is not necessarily a virtue. But Romney has yet to explain this particular set of turnarounds in a way that convinces voters they are based on anything other than his own ambition.
In the 2008 campaign for president, there are numerous issues on which Romney has no record, and so voters must take him at his word. On these issues, those words are often chilling. While other candidates of both parties speak of restoring America’s moral leadership in the world, Romney has said he’d like to "double" the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, where inmates have been held for years without formal charge or access to the courts. He dodges the issue of torture – unable to say, simply, that waterboarding is torture and America won’t do it.
When New Hampshire partisans are asked to defend the state’s first-in-the-nation primary, we talk about our ability to see the candidates up close, ask tough questions and see through the baloney. If a candidate is a phony, we assure ourselves and the rest of the world, we’ll know it.
Mitt Romney is such a candidate. New Hampshire Republicans and independents must vote no.
Ouch, that’s gonna leave a scorch mark. More from the NYTimes. Also, despite all the pretzel twists and turns on abortion, the most fundamentalist wing evah of the GOP fundamenalist wing isn’t buying the new, improved Mittery. And their most fundamentalist evah 527 is running anti-Mitt ads in Iowa to prove it. And all those questions about the March Of Imagination? Still imaginary, according to the Boston Phoenix (via BlueMassGroup): tough for them to march together if Dr. King was in NJ while Daddy Romney was in Michigan on the same day at the same time, isn’t it? Guess it depends on what your definition of "march," "together" and "saw them" is.
Cue the wailing and gnashing of KLo in 5…4…3…2…