My position on Mitt Romney has been that his flip-flopping and other things reveals a deeper honesty problem. They guy just doesn’t have any. From the immigrants on the front lawn "Sanctuary Mansion" story in today’s Boston Globe:

"After this same issue arose last year, I gave the company a second chance with very specific conditions," Romney said in the statement. "They were instructed to make sure people working for the company were of legal status. We personally met with the company in order to inform them about the importance of this matter. The owner of the company guaranteed us, in very certain terms, that the company would be in total compliance with the law going forward.

The business owner disagrees:

Romney’s account differs from that of landscape company owner Ricardo Saenz, who said that Romney didn’t press the issue of whether his workers were in the country illegally. Asked if the Romney household expressed reservations about rehiring him after last year’s story, he said, "Why would they have any problem?"

The guy has an honesty and a character problem.



sampo · December 5, 2007 at 1:03 PM

how could this not remind someone of the doctor that disputes mitt’s account of his pro-life conversion.

ee2793 · December 6, 2007 at 10:08 PM

Meanwhile, Rudy dresses in drag quite often, affiliates himself with now-indicted figures, and apparently uses taxpayer funds to fuel his social life… And is pro-choice, defender of sanctuary cities, etc. » More thoughts on Romney’s speech · December 8, 2007 at 1:41 PM

[…] Third, as I have long asserted, there is a certain advantage to Romney to this discussion. Properly framed, there is no reason at all that the Mormonism issue should damage him too much. As Dick Morris explains in this interview with Bill O’Reilly, Romney may want to focus on this because it sucks the oxygen out of other issues. The more that Romney can talk about this broader conflict between the faithful and the secular or real people and the politically correct, the better his chances are. If the topic is his integrity or his flip-floppery (or as Morris calls it, his "flip-flop-flip on abortion") then Romney has a lot of problems. Romney’s task is probably to keep the focus on this, while opposing campaigns try to move the ball towards his integrity and character issues. […] » Fox News: Romney mailer “is not true” · December 9, 2007 at 6:32 PM

[…] What is Romney’s strategy? Lie about everything through the primary? CNN caught him being dodgy yesterday. But the guy has the money to do it. […]

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