From Sandy Rios’ column “Romney Now Embraces Gays in the Military”:
One could go further back with Romney’s liberal/conservative iterations, but these are current examples which in the case of gays in the military, goes back not a few years but a few days. Surely it is a quantum leap to assign him the mantle of conservatism in the current race.
Truth and honesty are inconvenient at times, but they are as much a part of conservative values as any position on the economy or national defense. Dishonesty and deceit are basic disqualifiers and bend as we may to excuse the inexcusable, in Romney’s case, they are very hard to ignore.