“One of the things I found in a short campaign against Ted Kennedy was that when I said, for instance, that I wanted to eliminate the Department of Education, that was used to suggest I don’t care about education,” http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/risk-averse-romney_634427.html?page=1">Mitt Romney told the Weekly Standard in an interview published April 2
So will there be some that get eliminated or combined? The answer is yes, but I’m not going to give you a list right now.
A Romney victory will make it possible for future candidates to take the same path of secretiveness. Non-disclosure could become the norm.
This was a dangerous assertion. It amounted to waving a red flag in front of reporters.
Romney’s evasions of traditional disclosure have been ongoing and almost insolent.
“I want to get us on track to a balanced budget, and I’m going to reduce the tax burden on middle income families.” In the face of reason, he simply asserts that there is no conflict between the achievement of two welcome goals: a balanced budget and reduced tax burdens.
Perhaps just as interesting, Romney has demonstrated that the press is relatively toothless — that a candidate who is willing to take the heat for a while can outlast the media.
Those who hope for Romney’s victory should pay attention to what he hasn’t said as much as to what he has.
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