Public Policy Polling recently conducted a national poll that found 61% of Americans believe Romney will say anything to get elected. The results of that poll are published on the very liberal DailyKos.com. And it is because of stories like these.
Erick Erickson of RedState.com has released an article entitled "Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal".
Who is the Romney advisor? Norm Coleman.
What did he say: (Redstate.com)
We’re not going to do repeal. You’re not going to repeal Obamacare… It’s not a total repeal… but you will see major changes, particularly if there is a Republican president… You can’t whole-cloth throw it out. (Norm Coleman, advisor to Romney).
But word of caution. These words came out of an advisor’s mouth, not Romney himself. And I don’t know if the advisor is speaking for the candidate himself or just shooting his mouth. But let me summarize what Erickson had to say about it.
We should not lose our perspective. The base of the Republican party is energized by the prospects of complete repeal. All the candidates have said they would repeal it. Mitt Romney, within the past two years, flipped his position going from nibbling to full repeal.
So why the flip flop on the repeal of Obamacare? This is the problem with the Republican party when we elect leaders that are unwilling to stand for Conservative principles. And Erickson finishes off his article strong.
If a Republican gets into the White House and does not sweat blood trying to repeal Obamacare in its entirety, I predict the end of the Republican Party legitimately. It won’t be worth fighting for if the party itself does not think it worth fighting for its voters.
To which I say: Amen.
Romney has not been able to get the Tea Party vote and this move might be a sign he’s given up trying.
I personally support Newt Gingrich and I made a plea for him to be the elected nominee. You can see the reasons why I supported him here.