Ouch! WSJ compares Mitt to John Kerry
Rubert Murdoch, who has been critical
of Mitt Romney’s
campaign staff and style, let his Wall Street Journal uncork today
on the likely
GOP nominee’s initial refusal, via his spokesmen, to call the ObamaCare individual-mandate
penalty a “tax,” as the Supreme Court has called it. But of course, the Romney
camp has now shifted gears. So Romney has managed now to achieve a negative
threefer: A.) He’s angered his GOP base by throwing a good issue to the side.
B.) Let Obama off the hook by throwing away a good issue. C.) Given ammo
to those who say’s he’s an incurable flip-flopper like, as the WSJ suggests,
John Kerry. … But fear not, alleged conservatives: William Kristol
perfect rationale for you to get through the elections, i.e. look-the-other-way
partisanship, similar to what the conservative “movement” did through most of
last decade when a sitting GOP president and Republican-dominated Congress
acted like Democrats:
shouldn’t lose sight of the forest for the trees. The trees are the tactical
and rhetorical missteps of the Romney campaign, and the problems posed by
Romney’s Massachusetts record,” said conservative William Kristol.
forest, which matters much, much more, is that Obamacare is unpopular, and
Romney opposed it and will repeal and replace it.”
Classic. It's all about winning elections. Principles? Who needs stinkin' principles!