WASHINGTON — Poor Mitt Romney. I’m beginning to feel a bit sorry for the guy.
President Barack Obama steals his ideas and implements them, forcing Romney to denounce the very proposals he once supported. After all, you can’t seek the GOP nomination for the presidency unless you are prepared to bash the president with heaping doses of vitriol, right? You can’t be caught agreeing with a single idea that Obama — that radical socialist Kenyan Marxist — has ever had.
So Romney has once again had to distance himself from —well, from himself. On automobile industry bailouts, though, Romney’s contortions have been more convoluted and difficult than on health care reform because they required a triple-flip, a move that had to be hard on the joints of a middle-aged man. (Those moves should have been hard on his integrity, too, but he seems to have surrendered that for the duration of the campaign.)
Anyway, if you’re having trouble keeping up, here’s the story: Once upon a time, Romney