In Wednesday’s debate, Mitt Romney sounded like the reasonable pragmatist that he was when he was Governor of Massachusetts.
He said he supported lots of things that centrist independent voters support.
- Requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions
- Not cutting taxes on the richest Americans
- Hiring more teachers
These ideas were very appealing to those who have been hoping that Romney is still the man he was when he was running Massachusetts.
Unfortunately, in an effort to appeal to the right-wing Republican base, Romney has spent the last two years telling everyone that he’s a very different man than he was when he was running Massachusetts. And he has said many things that contradict what he said on Wednesday.
A mystifying feckless President Obama didn’t manage to point this out during the debate, but a new attack ad has jumped on the opportunity (watch below).
Given that a few months ago, Romney was against hiring more teachers, and now he seems to be for hiring more teachers, it seems reasonable to ask the Romney campaign to clarify this. Does Romney want to hire more teachers?
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