Romney Sets World Record for Rapid Flip-Flop
Practically in the same sentence as his announcement of Paul Ryan as his VP pick, Mitt Romney threw Ryan’s ridiculously extreme “budget” under the bus… but in an amazingly rapid reversal, now he’s back to saying he “would have signed” it.
Just moments after Mitt Romney announced Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) as his vice presidential nominee on Saturday, his campaign tried to distance itself from Ryan’s signature House budget. Although Romney has admitted he would sign the Ryan budget if it crossed his desk, calling it “marvelous” and an “important step”, the campaign’s internal talking points were careful to avoid endorsing the Republican blueprint: “Gov. Romney applauds Paul Ryan for going in the right direction with his budget, and as president he will be putting together his own plan for cutting the deficit and putting the budget on a path to balance,” they argued.
But a day later, the campaign switched tactics and went back to embracing the document, insisting that Romney would have happily signed it into law.