McCain's oppo research file on Romney hits the internet
Ed Lasky is skeptical of the provenance and authenticity of the 200 page file. Maybe. But it seems a little excessive to write up a 200 page hoax.
That said, a lot of this rings true as far as Romney's extraordinary flip flops. And if you thought Romney had converted to conservatism for political purposes, you would have a lot of ammo to make that case.
After a four-page introduction and timeline of Romney's personal and professional life, the file's next six pages cover what the authors called "top hits." The last six pages are an appendix describing a "Boston Video Archive."
The biggest portion consists of a detailed and heavily sourced exploration of Romney's evolving positions on social issues (22 pages), economic issues (21 pages) and domestic policy (48 pages).
A 33-page section details his business record at Bain Capital, and 16 pages cover political issues that the authors believed can be exploited against Romney.
Another 11 pages are devoted to his "flip-flops."
Mitt Romney is not a conservative. Nor is he a "moderate" or RINO. Mitt Romney is a shameless political hustler - an opportunist with no apparent principles. I don't buy his "conversion" any more than I bought into his "Massachusetts Moderate" nonsense. A lot of voters are going to ask the question: "Would he be an improvement over Obama?"
The answer to that question will probably decide the race.