The myth of a “moderate Mitt” is not only dangerous but is not supported by Mitt Romney’s record as governor. Just about everything that he now tries to take credit for was accomplished by the Democratic Massachusetts Legislature’s more than 700 overrides of Romney’s 800 vetoes.
I suspect Romney will be in accord with the extremist right-wing Congress, but at what expense to women? To the education of our children? Or to the millions without health insurance coverage?
The idea that Romney would moderate the extremist Republican agendas is wishful thinking on columnist David Brooks’ part (“With Obama, little change; with Romney, bipartisan reform”).
In the first two years of Barack Obama’s administration, the Democrats in control of Congress bravely made the decisions necessary to move our nation away from its disastrous fate. Giving Romney and the Republicans another pass would put our ship back on those same rocky shores.
I appeal to readers to vote Democratic. Both Obama and Rep. Lois Capps have earned additional terms.