“The place is so crowded, no one goes there any more.” Yogi Berra
And so the 2012 Republican paradox some call a presidential primary race begins in earnest… facetiously.
From Newt blaming his infidelity on overzealous patriotism — piggy-backed by Santorum’s marijuana-use admission to defend Gingrich — to Huckabee’s stumbling, bumbling defense of his Obama-birther remarks, to Palin’s tweeting battles with Kathy Griffin, the GOP Bad Boys and Girls of Comedy Tour is heading to a caucus near you.
With the 2012 presidential race still far in the distance, hypocrisy, ambiguity and double standards are rolling toward Iowa and New Hampshire, the epicenters of some of the wildest fluctuations on the political coherence meter. Yes, gentle lady and gentleman voters, it’s once again time to run against who you used to be.
“I sustain and support (Rove vs Wade), and the right of a woman to make that choice, and my personal beliefs, like the personal beliefs of other people, should not be brought into a political campaign. I respect and will fully protect a woman’s right to choose.” Mitt Romney, 1994, running for senate in liberal Massachusetts
“I respect and will fully protect a woman’s right to choose.” Mitt Romney, 2002 Massachusetts gubernatorial acceptance speech
“On abortion, I was wrong.” Mitt Romney, 2007 GOP Presidential debate
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