If you think Mitt Romney was just pretending to be “severely conservative” to win the GOP presidential nomination, but would govern (if elected) as a moderate like he did as governor of Massachusetts, think again.
Last week, Alexandra Franceschi, Specialty Media Press Secretary of the Republican National Committee, suggested Romney’s policies are like the “policies of the Bush administration…just updated.”
But an excellent and review of Romney’s positions by Think Progress shows that he has “updated” George W. Bush’s positions by moving substantially to the right in a number of key areas, including:
- tax policy
- campaign finance
- minimum wage
- the environment
Keep in mind that Bush was ranked 39th out of 43 among U.S. presidents in a 2010 Siena poll of 238 Presidential scholars, with poor ratings in handling of the economy, communication, ability to compromise, foreign policy accomplishments and intelligence.
Who was rated worse than Bush?: Andrew Johnson, James Buchanan, Warren Harding and Franklin Pierce. Good company indeed…NOT!
Check out the Think Progress review and let us know if there are other policies that Romney has planted to right of Bush.