Let me begin by saying that Mitt Romney is no George Washington. Young George Washington received a new hatchet and used it to chop down his father's prized cherry tree. His father demanded to know how the tree had fallen. George was tempted to deny his misdeed, but then, looking at his father with the sweet face of youth brightened with the inexpressible charm of all-conquering truth, he bravely cried out, "I cannot tell a lie. I did cut it with my hatchet." This is why the Republican Presidential wannabee is more like Pinocchio than Washington.
Campaigning today, Mitt Romney suggested he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies in spite of his stance that Detroit should have been allowed to go bankrupt.Â Romney opposed taxpayer President Obama's bailout of the auto industry.
"If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye," Romney wrote in a November 2008 opinion article in the New York Times. "It won't go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed."
Today Romney said, "I pushed the idea of a managed bankruptcy, and finally when that was done, and help was given, the companies got back on their feet," Romney said in an interview inside a Cleveland-area auto parts maker. "So, I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry has come back."
Romney must really believe the American people are stupid and have short memories.Â Democrats know better, but Republicans will still support him despite his Pinocchio like status.Â I now agree with Mitt's wife Ann Romney.Â Mitt is definitely a 'wild and crazy guy'.
The Obama campaign responded to Romney's statement Monday night, calling it "a new low in dishonesty" and calling on him to have "the courage and integrity" to admit he was wrong. I agree.Â Romney cannot be trusted.Â He has no real convictions.Â He is willing to do and say anything to weasel himself into the White House.
All this comes after a recent flip-flop in a 2007 interview, regarding Osama Bin Laden, with The Associated Press in which Romney said: "It's not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person."
Fast forward to April 30, 2012. "Of course," said Romney, when asked by a reporter if he would have led the charge to find bin Laden, who was killed last year tomorrow under the authority of President Obama. "Even Jimmy Carter would have given that order," said Romney, evoking the name of former President Jimmy Carter.
In conclusion, this is the tale of a Republican Presidential wannabee who cannot tell the truth.Â This is the tale of a modern day Pinocchio named Mitt Romney.
If Mitt Romney agrees with, or would have done, everything that President Obama has done, then why is there a need for a change in Presidential leadership?
P.S.Â Mr. Romney's Massachusetts health reform law served as the prototype for the federal law known as Obamacare. The core of the Affordable Care Act, an individual mandate, guaranteed issuance of insurance, and public health insurance expansion, was derived from Governor Romney's Romneycare.
Â©2012 by Lloyd Cope for Gather.com. All rights reserved.
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