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Friday, Sep 23 2011

Washington Monthly: Race to the flip-flop

Sep 23, 2011

“Romney told a Florida audience on Wednesday that he supports many of the provisions in President Obama’s “Race to the Top” education reform policy. Last night, just a day later, Romney denied supporting “any particular program” in the president’s policy. The clip, from American Bridge, highlights the contradicting positions plainly — what Romney was for on Wednesday he was against on Thursday.


The point, though, is the ugly habit Romney has of taking one position on an issue and then soon after taking the exact opposite position. In this case, the 180-degree turn on education policy took literally just one day.

And then Romney has the chutzpah to boast, “I stand by my positions”?Seriously?

I can vaguely understand how Romney became a leading presidential candidate. How anyone trusts his word, however, remains a mystery to me.”

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Published: Sep 23, 2011

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