Romney: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Is A "Liberal" Position

Romney: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Is A "Liberal" Position


Hahaha, well Mitt…you might want to tell Dick Lugar that.

I swear, the more Mitt talks, the less credible he seems. I don’t know how he does it.

  • S.W. Anderson

    Uh, you don’t seem to get it. In Republican presidential and White-House-wannabe circles, one doesn’t bother about what senators think and want, even senior Republican senators. And that’s even if one happens to know what Republican senators think. GOP presidential types are into ruling, not governing in the traditional sense of our democracy.

    Romney’s display of haughty cluelessness was surely intended to impress McCain and his handlers that he would fit right in as V.P.

    Along those lines I await Rudy Giuliani’s announcement that Barack Obama’s campaign is in the final throes.

    BTW, liberals are proud of their efforts to make nuclear nonproliferation a reality. If Romney meant that as a put down, it backfired.

  • TheMiddle

    Lol, the entire concept of bipartisanship is stupid. Essentially, bipartisanship under the Bush administration has been the right wing demanding everything, and then compromising a little, and calling it bipartisan – a la the latest FISA compromise. Of course, as MW rightfully points out, thats likely to be the case under a all-Dem majority as well.

    The truth is that, with the exception of Joe Lieberman, who is essentially a Republican, there isn’t a single senator that Romney would say qualifies as bipartisan. And obviously there isn’t much of anything that McCain has said during his entire campaign that speaks towards reaching out to the left with the exception of his flimsy attempt at an environmental proposal.

    McCain was a great candidate in my eyes prior to his campaign when he was against the Bush tax cuts, when he fought against torture, when he was one of the few on the right screaming for a change in the course of Iraq… I like McCain, I do, he’s a guy who has shown a consistent willingness to at least try and do what is right by his country in his eyes. I’ve never seen anything (his Arizona fiasco in the 80’s not withstanding) that speaks to him being a slimy guy.

    But then his campaign started and he’s no longer the person he was. He isn’t running on his ‘maverick’ streak, he’s running as the cookie cutter, hard-line righty. Likely its just pandering for votes, but all the same, it shows a certain level of ingeniousnesses – just another say anything, do anything politician.

    Not that Barack has been any better than McCain – the flop on public financing (though for good reason), the unwillingness to do town-halls (again, with good reason), his pandering on NAFTA, and his recent FISA flip all speak to the same sort of politician.

    Yet with both men, I get a far better feeling than I have with any of our most recent Presidential candidates. I do feel a certain level of trust with both men – I do believe that once in office, McCain would lead the way he wanted to, not the way the far right would demand. And in Barack’s defense, he has still shown a huge measure of good judgment, from his pre-war opposition, to his willingness to shift American foreign policy, to a number of his economic and social initiatives, and of course he did put together a campaign capable of defeating a shoe-in candidate. The man isn’t extremely intelligent, and if you can gain any sense of the man by reading his books, he is quite genuine.

    I can’t say that I’m the most informed voter, far from it, but I do try hard to be as informed as time will allow, and I do try and avoid spin in either direction. Sites like this one and RCP really help me in that regard by providing large quantities of information to read and study. And from what I’ve read, it sure seems like we have a pair of really good candidates, all things considered.

  • S.W. Anderson

    TheMiddle wrote: “I do believe that once in office, McCain would lead the way he wanted to, not the way the far right would demand.”

    Those of us who feel John Kerry got a bum rap about being a flip-flopper will be excused for choking on the notion yet another 180 by McCain, once in office, would be his last and all for the better.

    I suggest that once in office, McCain would be as hellbent on getting himself re-elected in 2012 as George W. Bush was from February 2001 on. There’s ample reason to believe his anything-to-win flip-flopping, pandering, sucking up to the radical right, spinning and manipulating would be, if anything, greater than it has been the past six years.

  • TheMiddle

    Well, you’re certainly entitled to your opinion.

  • gerryf

    CNN ought to insert sound effects into their interviews….right around being challenged by hte interviewer on the non-proliferation point, I could have sworn I heard that sound Scooby-do and Shaggy made when they were scared by some monster and running in place without going anywhere.

  • Aaron

    Give me some time with Premiere and I’ll see what I can whip up, Gerryf.