Joe Rappaport versus Mitt Romney
The “former head of the Massachusetts Republican party” has endorsed Rudy Giuliani, which shouldn’t be unusual, although it does nothing for me. What does the former Mass GOP chief think of the former Mass Governor? Most relevantly, Mitt Romney can’t be trusted.
- He “‘has a strong record of showmanship as opposed to actual performance.'”
- On his “relationship with the Massachusetts state legislature, Rappaport said of the former governor, ‘His word is no good…Mitt Romney would say one thing in a meeting and literally go out of the meeting to the press and tell the opposite story. There was no desire in the legislature to be accommodating to him because they couldn’t trust him.'”
- Romney “‘will be clear today on what he believes today, and he’ll be clear tomorrow on what he believes tomorrow, but they may be different things.'”
Mr. Rappaport’s endorsement is only relevant as it reveals possible bias, but I would be more willing to suggest that his bias is what part of what fed his endorsement. I’ve maintained that my biggest problem with Governor Romney is that he is the hardest candidate to trust on claims, promises, and positions, so why not highlight the testimony of the former leader of the Republicans in Massachusetts if it supports my fears and suspicions?
UPDATE (11/26 3:08 PM): Mitt Romney’s spokesman strikes back in the most generic fashion. It just isn’t a campaign’s standard operating procedure to respond to charges directly when they can simply claim that being negative is a bad thing, and despair for the “nastiness”; what a gaggle of putzes. Of course such a comeback wouldn’t be complete without self-serving promotion of values and vision, including a lie about grassroots and a rather truthful point about possible Republican contrasts with Senator Clinton.