Mitt Romney is running for President. Most voters want to vote for a person who they believe stands with them on their values and opinions on important matters such as the economy, party health care and a woman's right to choose. There is only one problem with Mitt: No one knows where he stands (or sits, for that matter) on anything. The previous Mitt Romney was a moderate Republican as governor of a largely Democratic state. Here are some of the statements that Mitt Romney made on issues that are very important in the upcoming Presidential election (all quotes courtesy of romneyfacts.com, a site sponsored by Massachussetts Democrats):
"I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation."
"I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush."
Woman's Right to choose/ Roe v Wade
"I will preserve and protect a woman's right to choose and am devoted and dedicated to honoring my word in that regard."
Now after reading those quotes you would think, "here is a man who, although he is a Republican, stands for many of the things that are the core of the Democratic Party." But that Romney is not running for the nomination. The Romney that is now running for President as a Republican has "modified" or "changed" his views on those same issues.
"There's no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs."
"Ronald Reagan is ... my hero."
Women's Right to choose/Roe v Wade
"Roe v. Wade continues to work its destructive logic throughout our society."
A top adviser of Romney's seems to think that in a general election, he'll be able to hit a reset button and back away from his statements.