|by Kristina ChewWhile pundits argue about who won the second presidential debate on Tuesday night, Mitt Romney showed himself to be a master of creating an (albeit unintentionally) trending phrase. “I went to a number of women’s groups and said, ‘Can you help us find folks,’ and they brought us whole binders full of women,” said the Republican presidential hopeful in response to a question about gender inequality in the workforce.Romney referred back to his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, saying that, when putting together his cabinet, “all the applicants seemed to be men.” He noted that he made a “concerted effort to go out and find women who had backgrounds that could be qualified to become members of our cabinet” — as a result of which, he and his staff were brought “whole binders full of women.”
I think it goes without saying that Romney and his aides must be regretting his tall tale about “binders full of women.”
They must be wondering, how in the h— are we going to (pun intended) clamp down on the furor the Republican candidate’s words have wrought?
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And in 2002, while running for governor of Massachusetts, Romney’s campaign passed out fliers for Pride Weekend, saying “All citizens deserve equal rights regardless of their sexual preference.” But on Sunday afternoon, Mitt Romney’s current campaign actually disavowed that 2002 flier.
You’re probably wondering a few things. First, just exactly which part of that flier doesn’t he agree with? And second, what could have possibly changed between Sunday morning (when Romney said he felt gays and lesbians deserved “full rights”) and Sunday afternoon? Maybe he thinks that line won’t play as well in the upcoming South Carolina primary?
It’s election season again, and the only Mitt we really know is the one who will say whatever it takes to win. If he is the Republican nominee, we can expect him to suddenly try and be best friends with LGBT voters again. That’s why we’re sending him the message that it doesn’t work like that — and that we won’t let him get away with it.
Say you’ll help hold Mitt accountable before he has a chance to pander yet again:
Mitt’s going to try to be whoever he thinks he needs to be to get elected — it’s our job to make sure those tactics come at a cost.
I’d like to tell you a story. It’s about two men, trapped in one body.
One man: a Republican politician whose positions on the issues made him palatable even to Massachusetts voters. The other: a Tea Party Republican taking one extreme position after another on the economy, immigration, foreign policy, and more.
The only thing they agree on? They both want to be president, and there’s not much they wouldn’t do or say to get there.
You’ve probably guessed it — the body they’re fighting over is Mitt Romney’s.
And if you want to watch the struggle in full detail, we’ve put a video together on a new site to chronicle it.
A lot of undecided voters out there are just starting to ask themselves: Who is this guy? Where does he really stand?
They’re not the only ones trying to figure that out.
Even Conan O’Brien’s noticed, saying “Experts are predicting kind of a tough fight between Romney and his biggest ideological opponent: Mitt Romney from four years ago. Those guys don’t agree on anything.”
There might be something behind that. The Mitt who was governor of Massachusetts had to appeal to a pretty progressive crowd to get elected, and the Mitt who’s running for president needs the Republican base to clinch the GOP nomination.
All we know is Mitt wants to get to the White House. And you know what that means: The battle of Mitt v. Mitt rumbles on.
The results so far have already been pretty frightening, so that’s why we need your help spreading the word on every flip-flop, backtrack, and refusal to take a clear stance.
Americans deserve to know what they’d get from a President Romney.
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