Monday, November 28, 2011

DNC Ads Highlight Mitt Vs. Mitt

Mitt Romney describes himself as a man of “steadiness and constancy.” Perhaps that’s true in an alternate universe, but it isn’t so here. Romney, whose only principle is to get elected, has cynically changed his mind on every major issue. Two new Democratic National Committee ads highlight his flip-flops, letting Romney do the talking. Eventually he disagrees with whatever he’s said earlier–sometimes at a dizzying pace. The first ad, “Mitt vs. Mitt,” tells “the story of two men trapped in one body” and focuses on his contradictions regarding choice and health reform. It quotes the argument Romney used against Rick Perry's accusation that he hired illegal immigrants: “I’m running for office, for Pete’s sake.” The words of a man of principle? Watch:

In the second, longer ad, “Mr. Steadiness and Constancy” shifts on just a few issues: stimulus, abortion, Reagan's legacy, health care, immigration, global warming, unions, taxes, gun control, TARP and the auto industry bailout. Watch:

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