It’s been fun watching conservatives and Romney twist themselves into pretzels trying to undo Mitt’s past words on GM and bin Laden.
Romney, April 2007:
It’s not worth moving heaven and earth spending billions of dollars just trying to catch one person. [...] the country would be safer by only ‘a small percentage’ and would see ‘a very insignificant increase in safety’ if al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was caught because another terrorist would rise to power.
Romney, April 2012:
Of course I would have ordered the taking out of Osama bin Laden. Of course. This is a person who had done terrible harm to America and who represented a continuing threat to civilized people throughout the world. If I had been president of the United States, I would have made the same decision the president made, which was to remove him.
Romney, November 2008:
Let Detroit Go Bankrupt
IF General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually ]guaranteed.
Romney chief strategist, Eric Fehrnstrom, April 2012:
His [Romney's] position on the bailout was exactly what President Obama followed. He said, ‘If you want to save the auto industry, just don’t write them a check. That will seal their doom. What they need to do is go through a managed bankruptcy process.’
Consider that the crown jewel. The only economic success that President Obama has had is because he followed Mitt Romney’s advice.
Mitt Romney – a living, breathing cartoon if ever there was one.