Mitt Romney Turns Up After Debt Deal Saying He'd Have Done It Differently
Stale humanoid Mitt Romney finally woke up today with some sort of simultaneously lazy and terrified opinion about the debt ceiling deal, and, uh, he's against all of it. Should he even say that much? “As president, my plan would have produced a budget that was cut, capped and balanced – not one that opens the door to higher taxes and puts defense cuts on the table,” Mittenssaid in a statement. Love his commanding "would have" verb tense! From now on Mittens will be telling voters what he "would have" done, just as soon as the crisis is over. Seriously, Mittens. Even Tim Pawlenty managed to just say "this pretty much sucks" in a straightforward, believable tone.
From the The Caucus blog at the NYT:
Mr. Romney, whose central argument of why he should be president is based on his economic prowess, has been largely absent during the extended Washington debate over whether — and how — to raise the debt ceiling.
Throughout the debate, Mr. Romney has been careful to weigh in with only vague expressions of support for Republicans in Congress. The absence of a full-throated economic argument from Mr. Romney has been noted by his rivals.
Mitt will happily explain to everyone how he "would have" fixed the jobs crisis once it is over. [NYT]