At his New York City fundraiser last night, President Obama reminded his supporters that the choice in 2012 was "in some ways, more important than 2008," referring to contrast between himself and Mitt Romney. "John McCain believed in climate change and believed in immigration reform. On some issues, there was a sense of independence," he said. Referring to Mitt Romney, the president added, "What we’ve got this time out is a candidate who said he’d basically rubber-stamp a Republican Congress who wants us to go backwards and not forwards on a whole range of issues."I disagree with the President. I think Romney and McCain are equally awful and equally craven, but of course given that the Congressional Republicans are comparatively worse that does suggest that Romney's equally unprincipled caving would now facilitate generally worse outcomes than McCain's (though the let's-tear-the-lid-off-of-hell-and-see-what-that-gets-us choice of Sarah Palin for VP suggests even that accidental difference may be overstated).
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Romney Even Worse Than McCain