Yesterday, I wrote about how Mitt Romney will say anything that he thought might get him votes. When he was running for Senator in liberal Massachusetts, he burnished his pro-choice bona fides. Now that he is seeking the nomination for President in the Tea Party world of today’s GOP, he wants to do away with Roe v. Wade. Mitt continually adjusts his wardrobe to fit this year’s fashion.
Romney’s lack of core values, and his inability to lead on any particular issue, was on display rather brightly yesterday in an recorded interview with the Manchester Union Leader.
He was asked specifically about the booing of a gay soldier during the recent GOP debate in Florida. In response, Romney served up a bunch of “word salad”:
- He heard the booing.
- He wasn’t sure why they were booing.
- He doesn’t think to himself whether or not he agrees with someone’s position on a particular issue.
- He doesn’t think to himself whether he agrees or disagrees with a crowd’s response.
- He “understood” the thoughts underlying Herman Cain’s belated condemnation of the booing.
Romney then volunteered his “views” on the “cheering” for executions in Texas at the earlier GOP debate at the Reagan Library:
“I don’t know whether cheering for executions is something I agree with.”
Say what? You “don’t know” whether you agree with cheering for executions? How difficult is it to have a view on this? You either agree with it or you don’t agree with it. How can you not know your own views?
That’s the rub with Romney, though. He has no views. His views are whatever he thinks might sell on any given day. When he is given a “free kick” to condemn the anti-gay booing and pro-execution cheering at the GOP debates, he simply waffles and says a lot of words that mean absolutely nothing at all.
Romney is a dissembler, not a leader.
Here’s the clip:
Via Think Progress