Mitt Romney is doing himself no favors these days. Whether it is his lifetime hunter gaffe, his confusing French marriage law for fictionalizations of the Book of Mormon, or calling a ridiculous sci-fi book his favorite novel, he can’t keep his foot — in a silver space boot? — out of his mouth.
So Romney goes on the offensive, not against the foot in his mouth, but against the press:
"What I find interesting is, had I been pro-life and then changed to pro-choice, no one would ask the question," the former Massachusetts governor said on Fox News Channel’s "Hannity and Colmes." ”But if you go the other direction, as I have and as Ronald Reagan did and (former Illinois Rep.) Henry Hyde and (former President) George Herbert Walker Bush, it’s like the media can’t get enough of it: ’Oh, well, why did you change?’"
Did Romney even notice the question that Chris Matthews asked at the debate:
Governor Romney, in recent months, you’ve said you were, quote, "always for life," but we’ve also heard you say you were once, quote, "effectively pro-choice." Which is it?
This isn’t about the press. This is about what comes out of his mouth. And it looks ridiculous when he panders and spins and sticks his foot in his mouth. This could well kill his presidential campaign, like it killed his father’s. Another case of Romney emulating his father:
Romney was asked which president he would emulate should he be elected in 2008.
"Probably my dad. I loved my dad. And he’s my hero," Romney said.
His wife, Ann, who was sitting beside him, interrupted and said, "Isn’t he asking you to pick a president?"