Letters to the Editor

Flip-flopper reputation earned by Romney

Here we go again. Another Republican flip-flopper is running for president. Here are just a few of many examples:

In 2007, Mitt Romney said his health care plan was a model for the nation. In 2008, he liked mandates, but now he doesn't and promises to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

In 1994, he supported allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military, but in 2006 he supported maintaining "don't ask; don't tell."

He famously said we should let car companies go bankrupt, but now claims that bailing them out was his idea before it was Obama's. In 1994 and 2002, during other political races, he supported a woman's right to choose, but now wants to repeal that right.

In 2010, he said TARP was the right thing for the country, but now he says he'd shut it down. Regarding immigration, he was for a path to citizenship for undocumented people in 2006, but against it in 2007. He refused to endorse the Bush tax cuts in 2003, but climbed on board that train in 2007. Similarly, he had "no intention" to sign a "tax pledge" in 2002, but signed one in 2007. In 2011, he flip-flopped on climate change, twice.

Here's the best part: in 2002 he was a "strong believer in not wavering on your position," "state it and stay there," but in 2007 he said, "I've changed my position." Apparently, he'll say anything to get elected. How can we trust him to lead the country?

Barbara Rosen