In a recent post I mentioned that Mitt "Russia is our number one geopolitical foe" Romney's son took a business trip to Russia the other day. I missed an interesting part of the story:
But while in Moscow, Mr. Romney told a Russian known to be able to deliver messages to Mr. Putin that despite the campaign rhetoric, his father wants good relations if he becomes president, according to a person informed about the conversation.So it was sort of a double dip: not only is Mitt's son trafficking with our mortal enemy, turns out Mitt was just -- are you ready? -- pandering to the crazies. Why, the very idea!
I have a reader who liked to mention how she was outraged about the remarks Obama made to Putin (sic) when he said he'd have more flexibility after the election. Well, not only is she wrong about the recipient of the remarks (it was Medvedev), turns out her squeaky clean candidate was far worse than Obama. (Not that Obama was bad: he was speaking a truism about American politics.) Obama told the truth to Medvedev. Romney, per usual, lied to the American people.
If there's anything Mitt Romney has ever said that he hasn't contradicted when the political winds shifted or when he was addressing a different group, I've yet to know of it. Every day he reconfirms: the most venal and dishonest candidate ever to wear the mantle of a major political party.