October 26, 2011

Romney Backs Away (i.e., Mitt-Flops) From Ohio Issue 2 (See Update)

Filed under: Economy,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 10:04 am


I’d say that this is the last straw, but readers here know that I reached my last straw on Objectively Unfit Mitt Romney four years ago.

What follows is something like the tenth “last straw”:


Jonathan Martin at Politico points out (HT Ricochet) that Romney backed Issue 2 in a Facebook posting in June.

Romney was visiting a phone bank devoted to getting out the vote for Issues 2 and 3.

Another day, another Mitt-flop. As leftist Michael Kinsley wrote in March: “His convenient and implausibly explained reversals on issues say all we need to know about his character. He will do or say anything to become president.” That line of attack makes Romney the only top-tier Republican candidate who can lose to Barack Obama next year.

It’s no secret that the ORPINO (Ohio Republican Party In Name Only) establishment is behind Romney’s quest for the GOP nomination.

If Kevin DeWine, Jon Husted, George Voinovich, and the rest of his Ohio supporters are choking on Mitt Romney’s emptiness today, it serves them right.

(Image at top is from BlueMassGroup.com)

UPDATE, 5 P.M.: Flippity-doo-da, Flippity-day (at Fox News) — “Romney Offers ’110 Percent’ Backing to Ohio Bargaining Bill After Confusion Over Support.”

As if any media outlets who reported the Mitt-flip will report the Mitt-flop.

Zheesh — The guy’s been on the campaign trail the better part of five years, and he still hasn’t learned when to keep his flippin’ mouth shut.



  1. Tom, keep providing your analysis of the political situation in Ohio. The state really needs the quality you provide to your readers on matters relating to the political, social, and economic current in Ohio.

    Comment by Brian — October 26, 2011 @ 2:15 pm

  2. Thx Brian. Still trying to figure out how to get 48 hours of work into a 24-hour day.

    You might want to consider adding your thoughts to my call-out of Spinelli at Examiner.com on his pathetic coverage of Kasich and jobs.

    Comment by TBlumer — October 26, 2011 @ 3:12 pm

  3. I plan on voting Republican next fall, no matter who the GOP puts up for President to run against the worst president we’ve ever had in this country. But Romney makes me feel sick. He can’t take a stand on anything without changing it. Anyone but Obama, but Romney doesn’t fire me up to dash to a voting booth.

    Comment by toledojim — October 26, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

  4. If it happens, the discouragement factor could spell the difference, esp in swing states like Ohio.

    Comment by TBlumer — October 26, 2011 @ 4:03 pm

  5. Don’t be too shocked…he’s flipped again on this:

    Comment by Gretch — October 26, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

  6. Thx for the news. Just got an email to that effect too. See the Update.

    Comment by TBlumer — October 26, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

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