Originally Posted by BroncoInferno
Exactly. What SmilingAss apparently doesn't get is that what Romney did in Mass is only relevant if you believe his actions are an accurate reflection of his beliefs. The portrait of Romney that has emerged during the campaign is one of a political chameleon who will say whatever the audience before him wishes to hear. It was politically expedient for Mitt to play centrist in Mass, so that's what he did. Who the hell knows if that reflects his actual political beliefs, or if he even has any. He spent the primary season acting like a frothing far-right ideologue ready to bomb Iran his first day in office, and then selected a VP candidate presumably to shore up that image. Then during the debates he pivots back to the center, denying his previous primary comments and trying to convince everyone he's a peace-lover in the mold of Dennis Kucinch on foreign policy. All the while, most of his advisors are former Bush people. If you can say with any certainty what this man actually believes you are doing so only as an article of faith.
I think he believes in the advancement of Mitt Romney. Period.