Mitt Romney’s flip-flopping popped up on Hardball last night.
Host Chris Matthews asked former Senator Jim Talent – who’s now advising Romney – whether he thought the Republican Mormon had changed positions a bit too much. Conveniently ignoring Romney’s gay-loving past, Talent insisted Romney has always worked against the “militant gays”. Maybe Talent meant Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell?
[Romney has] always had the same position as to regards to the gay agenda. Look, he wants to know people to know he values gay people as people, okay? But he doesn’t want the militant gays to be able to change the cultural institutions of the country.
He ran strongly in favor traditional marriage in 2002 when he ran for governor.
Matthews doesn’t accept this explanation and points out the obvious: “He’s changed on everything, hasn’t he?… He’s going from pro-gay to pro-gun depending on his geography.” Some social conservatives agree.
To be fair, Romney hasn’t changed on everything. Just social issues. His hair, however, remains the same.