Friday, July 20, 2007

Mismatch: Romney Tackles Obama

Now that his defecating dog has been laid to rest, Mitt Romney is on the offensive, trying to soil Barack Obama. He’s way out of his league.

Seizing on a bill Obama supported in the Illinois state Senate with a provision for age-appropriate sex education, Romney pounced.

"How much sex education is age appropriate for a 5-year-old? In my mind, zero is the right number," he said.

Obama swiveled to let Romney fall on his face.

"We have to deal with a coarsening of the culture and the over-sexualization of our young people,” he told a reporter. “Part of the coarsening of that culture is when politicians try to demagogue issues to score cheap political points.

"What we shouldn't do is to try to play political football with these issues.”

The wire-service story went on to report that in 2002 Romney told Planned Parenthood he supported “teaching of responsible, age-appropriate, factually accurate health and sexuality education” in public schools.

Obama’s football analogy is apt. In 1968, a Republican governor observed that “watching George Romney run for President is like watching a duck trying to make love to a football.”

It’s beginning to look like a family tradition.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Mitt has to keep dancing quickly on the offensive to keep people from asking what his current policy is on anything. Just goes to show you that you don't have to be poor to sell out your beliefs (if he had any).