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Is Mitt Romney a secret Democratic asset?
Survey says Yes.
At least if you’re surveying Donald Trump.
According to a new campaign ad for America’s billionaire incumbent — who was voted against by Romney on Wednesday — the former governor of Massachusetts is “slick.”
And a fake Republican.
He fooled us all, but now the jig’s up.
As per the commercial.
From there, we go to Mitt’s presidential defeat and Trump’s Oval Office ascendancy.
The ad appears to pull no punches:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2020
Is Romney more liberal that many believe?
As pointed out by The Daily Wire, he’s donned some Democratish duds in the past.
From a debate against Ted Kennedy in ’94:
“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country. I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, it should be sustained and supported. And I sustain and support that law and support the right of a woman to make that choice.”
And here are a few memories courtesy of Politico:
- “I don’t line up with the NRA.” — 1994, to reporters at a campaign stop. During his 1994 Senate campaign, Romney came out in support of the Brady Bill and a ban on certain types of assault weapons.
- “We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts — I support them. I won’t chip away at them. I believe they help protect us, and provide for our safety.” — Sept. 24, 2002, at a debate during the Massachusetts gubernatorial race.
- Signed a permanent assault-weapons ban as governor of the Bay State. “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said at the July 1, 2004, signing ceremony. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people.”
And there’s the Obamacare thing, as per NPR in 2015:
“The 2012 GOP presidential nominee — who has still been bandied about as a potential candidate — just embraced everything that made many conservatives skeptical of him. He admitted that the health care plan he instituted as governor of Massachusetts was the precursor to Obamacare.”
Okay, so he’s no Rush Limbaugh.
But does “secret asset” imply intent on the part of Mitt or just Democrats?
Trump is never coy with his adversaries. And Mitt’s planted a flag.
It’s waving, but some want to pull it out of the ground via recall. And maybe chuck it down the hill (here).
Will it happen?
In the meantime, Trump is headed toward November. And in his typical style, he’s unwilling to let anything — including any Republican — stand in his way.
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