Mitt Romney The Sane Moderate Rears His Head

April 3, 2009 at 6:19 am | Posted in American politics | 7 Comments

Seriously, where was this version last year when it mattered.

In an interview with The Hill, Romney said, “We as Republicans misspeak when we say we don’t like regulation. We like modern, up-to-date dynamic regulation that is regularly reviewed, streamlined, modernized and effective.”
Romney’s comments come as he mulls another run at the White House and the Republican Party grapples with how to come up with producing solutions to the housing and financial crises that were triggered by a variety of factors, including a lack of government regulation and enforcement.

“Someone shouldn’t be able to just call themselves a doctor without going to medical school,” Romney said.

“You have to have regulation, and we value regulation. What we don’t like is when you have regulation that was written in the 1920s or the early 1900s that hasn’t been updated for modern events.”

Romney added that regulations on some parts of the financial sector are “overly burdensome” while others are “nonexistent.”

A Republican likes regulation. A businessman no less. It’s nice to see this version of Romney. He needs to stick with this more sane, moderate version of him. Forget the Skousen/Beck hardcore version.

Listen up, Mr. Romney, if you desire to win in 2012, then you must be moderate. Screw the right. They’ve lost their way. Stick with the middle and with some dosage of sanity. You will actually win, at least the Republican nomination.

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  1. Believe it or not Republicans are for regulation, otherwise they would be out and out libertarians.

    It just comes down to regulating what, how and to what degree. It was Barney Frank and others who opposed the GOP in considering increased oversight and regulations on Fannie Mae.

    The GOP does have a lot of work to do if they want to remain. Hopefully Romey will be able to lead it out of the wilderness.

  2. hi,

    i am travis little. i blog at http://www.all-encompassingly.com.

    i have a difficult topic to broach. i have prayed earnestly about this and have been spirtually impressed to proceed as follows. that, in short, means a confession.

    i am gay. i have tried to deny this for years, but the horror! the horror! has just accumulated. i can´t hide it anymore, even if physically possible, as it would be contrary to my true feelings and instincts and those come from God himself and the savior of the world, even Jesus born humbly.

    please accept the transition that this acknowledgement means for me and my family. i sincerely hope and pray that we may continue as friends, even if internet acquitances, and that this will not affect any of that. (and i have no reason or desire to deal with the vicious rumors about my private life, because it is just that, private.)

    this does not mean my political views have moderated. i still believe that, me excepted, the wankers run the world.

  3. hi Travis,

    I’m glad to hear that you are free to be who you really are and not have to hide it anymore. I wish you all the best and hope that your friends and family continue treating you the same or better than they currently are.

  4. David,

    In practice, maybe, Republicans are pro regulation, but their rhetoric speaks quite loudly otherwise, and that may be solely because they prefer to be anti-Democratic Party in every possible thing out there (which makes them utterly ridiculous).

  5. thank you daniel.

    i was hoping you would respond and only if you knew how much your support means to me, the family aegean stables and all, dung flung in all directions – well, i speak emotionally now, and could cry, but i just want to thank you and hug you.

  6. and daniel, please send my best to david

    i want to hug with you

  7. Romney has a reputation as a great turnaround artist. That obviously includes his turnaround from moderate to liberal Republican to ultra-conservative. As for where he goes from here, who cares?


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