Mitt Romney The Sane Moderate Rears His HeadApril 3, 2009 at 6:19 am | Posted in American politics | 7 Comments
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.