Mitt Romney has been tagged by the mainstream media as a master of “chameleon” politics for, as they see it, shifting views to fit the particular race or position he’s bidding for.
Well they may have a new target but for anyone who has looked into Giuliani, this won’t come as a shock:
The transcript and video first came from Talking Points Memo:
“Well, I’m a Republican mayor, but I”m really not. I’m the mayor of New York City. I ran as a Republican, I ran as a Liberal â€” which really confuses all kinds of people â€” and I ran as an Independent, as part of the Independent Party, which actually is now the party that’s supporting Ross Perot. So I ran a fusion candidacy, like my predecessor Fiorello LaGuardia. So I’m not the most partisan of Republicans.”
This originally aired on August 12, 1996.
Does this mean much? I honestly don’t think so unless a good portion of his supporters have been living under a rock for the past 10 years. Plus, Giuliani managed to get the endorsement of conservative Republican Governor Rick Perry of Texas today. That will surely help him in southern states.
All-in-all I think this video is just one of dozens that will be trotted out against Giuliani and Romney for their past positions which don’t line up with more socially conservative Republican voters.