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7 Major Issues Mitt Romney Won’t Take A Position On

7 Major Issues Mitt Romney Won’t Take A Position On
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Written by Josh Israel

In March, Mitt Romney demanded “President Obama needs to level with the American public about his real agenda.” But on numerous topics, Romney has refused to answer basic questions about his views, leaving voters to guess at where he stands on important issues. Romney’s ambiguity appears to be a calculated strategy to avoid alienating the conservative base or moderate swing voters. If he’s successful in avoiding articulating policy positions, he can market himself as the “generic Republican” alternative to President Obama.

Here are seven major issues on which Romney has refused to take a stand:

1. Romney won’t say whether he would undo Obama’s decision to end deportations of DREAM-eligible immigrants. Romney and his campaign passed up numerous opportunities over the weekend to say whether he agreed with the substance of the Obama administration’s order to stop deporting some young undocumented immigrants and whether a President Romney would rescind the order, saying only, “We’ll look at that — we’ll look at that setting as we– as we reach that.”

 

Top photo: AP Photo/Steven Senne; second photo: paulinaclemente/flickr

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4:57AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

his lack of willingness to take any stance on any one of these issues is a scream of pure incompetence that should rock the globe. With the rethuglican nomination he should now be exhibiting the balls to make strong commitments on pertinent issues, and yet he doesn't have the scrote. This thug doesn't deserve to get near the oval office.

8:46PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Noted...thanks for posting

12:58PM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

If I remember correctly, one of the Republicans complaint points against Obama is that he is not a strong leader. So here we have Mitt Huh??? Romney, strength personified, a glorious leader with strong convictions about everything. We can readily see his strength in the positions that he endorses. And in his candid and deep arguments for his positions. I dunno???

11:42AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

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9:38AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Romney is completely out of touch with the American people. He has no idea what it is like to do without. It is obvious that he his lacking in compassion for people who are less fortunate than he is.

8:25AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

David-You are exactly right. It seems as if the Republican belief system is based entirely on what the "want" to be true and lacks any real sense of critical thinking (i.e. I want to dislike President Obama therefore he must be a "socialist" or "Kenyan" or something else "bad). The entire right wing bubble exists in some fantasy world that makes it impossible to rationally deal with them. It is like trying to converse with a insane individual who makes up their own reality and screams that it is true. Of course having a 24 hour lying propaganda channel like fox news combined with countless right wing radio hate mongers makes the situation even worse. I can remember a time when the Republican party was not insane, I disagreed with many of their policies but I did not doubt their sanity.

8:11AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

The expression on Mittens face looks like he is thinking "What was it Karl Rove told me to say"? If he thinks any harder his head will explode!!!!!! Oh, Mittens how sad. you have flipped on so many issues your nickname should be "flapjack".

You can tell when Romoney is lying - his lips are moving!!!!!

6:41AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Will Murdoch and the other corporate major media players permit their reporters to ask such questions and/or publish the responses?

6:32AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Mitt Romney & Paul Ryan ARE THE DREAM ACT!! AND THIS IS A SHOW NO ONE WANTS TO SEE COMING ELECTION.THE REPUBLICANS PARTY WILL AWAY BE KNOWN AS THE PARTY "THAT WON'T TAKE POSITIONS ON MAJOR ISSUES","THE PARTY OF NO"THE PARTY OF CUTS.MITT ROMNEY JUST DOESN'T HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BEAT OBAMA. (O_O)

6:21AM PDT on Jun 21, 2012

Romney is a Mormon first and an American somewhere down the bottom of his list !

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