DNC unloads on Mitt Romney
In what could have been an ad from one of the rival campaigns for the GOP nomination, the Democratic National Committee unloaded on Mitt Romney for two specific position changes; abortion and taking his bad health insurance reform idea national, which was done via ObamaCare:
Here is the longer version of the ad, which offers more insight into why Romney is viewed as a candidate without any core beliefs:
Erick Erickson, who has been overdramatic in his criticism of the former Governor of Massachusetts, writes that the ad is another reason why Romney would be a “terrible nominee.” However, polls show that Romney is doing the best among the GOP field against Obama.
While none of the criticism against his frequent position changes have hurt him, it remains to be seen how voters will respond when Romney’s record is put in front of them in a general election. But Romney must first get through the GOP primary, where the “anybody but Mitt” movement is unavoidable. And who can blame them? It’s not that Romney is or isn’t a conservative, it’s that they guy has taken every position on issues that are important to the movement. Nevermind ideology, does the guy even know what he believes?
But in the end, what Republicans will have to decide is to go down in flames with Newt Gingrich or another candidate playing the part of a watered-down Barry Goldwater destined to lose or a more electable candidate that would say anything to get a vote. It’s a tough choice.