PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, there are some things where Governor Romney’s different from George Bush. George Bush didn’t propose turning Medicare into a voucher. George Bush embraced comprehensive immigration reform. He didn’t call for self-deportation. George Bush never suggested that we eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood.
So there are differences between Governor Romney and George Bush, but they’re not on economic policy. In some ways, he’s gone to a more extreme place when it comes to social policy, and I think that’s a mistake. That’s not how we’re going to move our economy forward.
Mitt Romney did his darnedest to find places where wouldn’t be like George W. Bush. Of course, those were mostly about things like not exploding the deficit, which Romney will really, truly, seriously not do, you guys, even though he wants to cut revenue even further than Dubya. Obama, however, used his response to highlight, not just places where Romney and Bush agree, but where Bush was objectively more moderate than “moderate” Mitt.
The examples were pitch-perfect. They not only hit Romney for pretending to moderate his position, but did so with policies that would directly and adversely impact women, Hispanics, and seniors. It was a precisely-calibrated attack, one designed to do the maximum damage to Romney’s moderation act.
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