"Mitt Romney's attempts to distort his failed record as governor of Massachusetts where he sunk Massachusetts to 47th out of 50 in the nation for job creation show that he can't be trusted - and Rudy Giuliani knows that," said Collin Gately, press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. "Mitt Romney may try to cover up his failed record and out-of-touch policies but New Hampshire voters know that Romney economics didn't work then and won't work now."
Given Guiliani's disdain for Romney's "Say Anything" Politics, it is surprising that he is campaigning with Kevin Smith, who is trying to play the same game. After years of serving as a lobbyist for Cornerstone Action, and pushing legislation to repeal marriage equality, restrict abortion rights and defund Planned Parenthood, Smith is now trying to claim that he wouldn't focus on social issues as Governor.
"Mitt Romney and Kevin Smith are both working hard to try and distract voters from their out-of-touch agendas - to cut Medicare, to cut education and limit reproductive freedom -- that will take New Hampshire backward," Gately said.
GIULIANI ACCUSED ROMNEY OF BEING WILLING TO "SAY ANYTHING" TO GET ELECTED - "I'VE NEVER SEEN A GUY CHANGE HIS POSITION ON SO MANY THINGS SO FAST ON A DIME"
Giuliani Said Romney Would "Say Anything" To Get Elected. "Among GOP WH contenders in '08, ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney I was perhaps the least popular. But, he insisted yesterday, he does have a soul. A new book making headlines this week quotes several of Romney's rivals disparaging the ex-gov. In one passage, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) uses several expletives to describe him, while ex-NYC Gov. Rudy Giuliani I complains that Romney will 'say anything' to get elected. But none were worse than the criticism from ex-AR Gov. Mike Huckabee I, who said he didn't 'think Romney has a soul,' according to 'Game Change,' the new look at the '08 campaign from journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann." [Hotline, 1/12/10]
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani On Romney: "I've Never Seen A Guy Change His Positions On So Many Things So Fast On A Dime." Giuliani: "I think it's deeper than he's staid. I ran against him in '07 and '08, I've never seen a guy change his positions on so many things so fast on a dime. Everything." [Crosstalk] Scarborough: "Newt has switched pretty quickly on issues, as well." Giuliani: "Nothing, absolutely nothing like what Mitt Romney did from governor of Massachusetts to candidate for president. Pro-choice pro-life, pro-choice because somebody, close friend died and he became pro-choice because this woman died of an abortion. Then he figures out there are embryos and changes. He was pro-gun control. Fine, then he becomes a lifetime member of the NRA. He was pro cap and trade, now he's against cap and trade. He was pro mandate for the whole country, then he becomes anti-mandate and takes that page out of his book and republishes the book. I can go on and on." [Morning Joe, MSNBC, 12/15/11]
Rudy Giuliani On Romney's Flip Flops: "They're So Many, All At Once." "I think Mitt's problem - and it came across in the [Bret Baier] interview on Fox - are all the changes in position. They're so many, all at once. [laughing] .... You're asking Republicans to say we want to put a person in the presidency who's going to really transform the country, who's going to be tough, who's going to stick with a set of principles whether they're popular or unpopular. And then you look at Mitt, having been governor - moderate governor - and then all of a sudden six or seven key positions get changed within four months. I think he has the burden of explaining that, and he has the burden of creating credibility with that 60%-70% that he hasn't brought over yet about that. What they want to know is - if you become president, Mitt, and things get unpopular, are you going to stick with the balanced budget amendment, are you going to stick with cutting these federal programs?" [The Hill, 12/8/11 ; Hannity, Fox News, 12/7/11]
Giuliani Appeared To Criticize Romney: "You Can't Twist Yourself Into Five Different People." Giuliani, to reporters: "You've got to be who you are. You can't twist yourself up into five different people. It doesn't work, anyway. All you guys figure it out anytime you try to do that." [Los Angeles Times, 10/5/07]