Arguably the most important question in the election:
How is Gov Mitt Romney different from the father of the Bush Great Recession?
Mitt Romney, thus far in the race, has been unable to answer how he is different from Bush/Cheney. When asked months ago, he blew off the question, and went back to hiring more of the Bush/Cheney team for his campaign, including the former Bush chief of staff as Mitt's head of his 'transition team'.
But last night, Mitt was asked "What is the biggest difference between you and George W. Bush, and how do you differentiate yourself from George W. Bush?"
Did Mitt bail out the Romney supporters on this forum and outline the clear differences between Romney and Bush? No. Because even Mitt knows there ARE NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ROMNEY AND BUSH.
Mitt Romney spent the first half of his two minutes allotted by filibustering, about debate rules and time keeping. "I just want to make sure that, I think I was supposed to get that last answer, but I want to point out that that I don’t believe… … I don’t believe… The time – the time…" blah blah filibuster blah avoid the question blah run out the clock blah blah...
Then Romney continues to avoid the 'Romney = Bush' question, returns to the previous question and flipflops (again) and changes his position on his previous support of the Blount amendment giving bureaucrats the ability to inject themselves into a family's healthcare and family planning decisions: "I’d just note that I don’t believe that bureaucrats in Washington should tell someone whether they can use contraceptives or not. And I don’t believe employers should tell someone whether they could have contraceptive care of not."
Finally, after all that avoidance and treating viewers to another gratuitous flipflop, Romney gets to the heart of the election and outlines the VAST DIFFERENCES between Romney/Ryan and Bush/Cheney.
Except he doesn't.
He mumbles something about how he is better for oil and coal companies than Bush. Yep. That's the first thing our of his mouth about the differences between Romney/Ryan and Bush/Cheney. Energy issues. Because we all know the Bush Great Recession was caused by Bush/Cheney's energy policy! Seriously, Mitt? I have to post his exact words, because folks who didn't see it won't believe what happened: "President Bush and I are – are different people and these are different times and that’s why my five point plan is so different than what he would have done. I mean for instance, we can now, by virtue of new technology actually get all the energy we need in North America..." blah blah blah
Romney > Bush, because of energy policies! Who knew?!?!!
Romney then rambles on about his stump rhetoric about somehow cracking down on China. Then Romney claims he will somehow (using magic math that gives a $5 trillion tax cut along with increased Pentagon spending by $2 trillion) miraculously balance the budget.
Then Romney moans about "championing small business" and throws in an Obamacare reference for good measure.
That, folks, is how Mitt Romney, the man himself, explained to all of America how he differs from George W Bush.
There is no difference between Mitt Romney and George W Bush.
Mitt Romney = George Bush
According to none other than Mitt Romney.
Romney/Ryan = Bush/Cheney
America cannot afford another Bush. We are still digging out from Bush, having created 5 million new jobs in the last 31 months. Can anyone answer the question better than Mitt Romney?
"What is the biggest difference between (Romney) and George W. Bush, and how do you differentiate (Romney) from George W. Bush?"
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