If the Mitt Romney who wrote 'No Apologies: The Case for American Greatness' were running today, I would be mildly delighted to vote for him. Unfortunately it seems that Mitt Romney doesn't exist anymore, at least for the time being. The Ultra-Right-wing Conservative metamorphosis has begun taking effect, splitting the man in two: an educated, well-read chap who has learned as much from his failures as he has his accomplishments and the gaffe prone, flip-flopping stooge of a double who spouts the approved rhetoric of his conservative cronies. So who am I voting for? The Mitt or The Double?
The Mitt Romney of 'No Apologies' is a man with a strong knowledge of foreign policy, economics, and what it takes to sustain a nation. The Mitt Romney you see on television is some kind of deranged doppelgänger, a brain-child of the Heritage Foundation to be sure. Why can't Mitt run as Mitt? Why are Republicans so afraid to break the mold? At least the Democrats can vary on social and legislative policy, though it does seem rare. To be a Republican these days is to become a clone, and that is very, very sad.
But for all his bullshit, I like Mitt Romney. I'd like to see what our first Mormom president would have to offer. All I ask is he stick to the words of his book. Don't fuck with us, for the world is in flames and desperate times call for a leader of innovative policy change.