6 Flip Flop Videos That Spell Doom for Mitt Romney in Election 2012


Mitt Romney has only held elected office for a total of four years, as governor of Massachusetts, but it seems like he's been at the game of politics forever. Maybe that's because I grew up in Massachusetts and watched his debates with Ted Kennedy in 1994 in what was a foolhardy attempt to unseat the liberal lion. In that election Romney was crushed by 17 points. After suffering this defeat, Romney continued on at the infamous Bain Capital in Boston, and, with his social and political connections in Utah, scored a gig as President and CEO of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics. Later that year, he would go on to defeat a hapless Shannon O'Brien in the Massachusetts gubernatorial election. He declined to run for reelection in 2006 because he had something bigger in mind.

Something bigger is now here for Romney. After running but failing to secure the Republican nomination for president in 2008, Romney finally has his chance. But Romney has a problem -- namely the existence of video; specifically, video showing him to be all over the ideoligcal map. Here are the six biggest flip-flops in the political career of the always pandering Mitt Romney:


Romney in 1994

Romney in 2002

Romney in 2007


Romney in 1994

Romney in 2006 signing Obamacare into law in Massachusetts before there was Obamacare

Romney on health care in 2012


Romney in 2002

Romney in 2012

4. Betting

Romney explains Mormonism, which prohibits betting

Romney tries to bet Rick Perry $10,000 during a debate


Romney on climate change in 2007 ... and 2011


Romney in 1994

Romney in 2010 giving annual Reagan lecture at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in which Romney praises him all over the place