In the first Presidential Debate and in the week since, Mitt Romney has tried to convince the American people he’s someone other than the “severely conservative” candidate who has spent the past six years running for president on dangerous ideas that would hurt the middle class, women and seniors. These are not flip-flops – they are deliberate attempts to hide the real Mitt Romney to win an election
· Just weeks before the election, Romney isn’t being honest with the American people about his “severely conservative” positions because the real Mitt Romney knows they’ll hurt his chances to win.
· He is cynically and dishonestly trying to hide his positions by telling voters the exact opposite of what he’s run on.
· But voters shouldn’t be fooled:
o over the last six years he’s been running for president, the real Mitt Romney has consistently committed to overturning Roe vs. Wade and denying women the right to choose, and his campaign made clear he would “of course” support legislation restricting that right.
o for months, he’s been promising a tax cut for the wealthiest, “including the top 1 percent,” that is mathematically impossible to pay for without higher middle-class taxes, higher deficits or both;
o he would take away seniors’ guaranteed Medicare benefits, costing them thousands, and would deny health care to millions of Americans living with preexisting conditions.
· Romney will say anything to win, even if it’s not true – just like he did in Massachusetts and in the boardroom.
o We know he told the people of Massachusetts he’d protect the middle class, but the real Mitt Romney did the exact opposite.
o Who knows what he told all those GST Steel workers about their jobs when he was buying their plant – but we know that the real Mitt Romney loaded the company up with debt, driving it into bankruptcy, and fired those workers.
- But there’s no hiding when you are President. People need to know where you stand and what you believe. Voters won’t be fooled by Mitt Romney’s cynical attempt to hide his positions – after six years of running for president, they know the real Mitt Romney.