Caught on Tape: Mitt Romney Circa 2002 When He Was Very Pro Pork

Mitt Romney: the New Champion of Otherism

Oh what a wicked web we do weave when at first we do deceive.

Here is Mitt Romney from the 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race bragging to no end about his ability to squeeze pork out of the feds. Snort snort. Also, we recall Romney calling the other candidates “insiders” yet in this video, he is all about being an insider. Flip flop.

Watch this piece of opposition tape courtesy of the Democrats in 2002 from ABC News:

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“I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney says on the video, “The money is in Washington.”

“I want to go after every grant, every project, every department in Washington to assure that we are taking advantage of economic development opportunities,” Romney tells the group.
“I have learned from my Olympic experience that if you have people who really understand how Washington works and have personal associations there you can get money to help build economic development opportunities.”

See, Romney attacks Santorum and Gingrich for being insiders and says he’s not responsible for feeding at the trough of big government because it’s the congress that decides who gets what. All he did was ask for it.

I’m wondering when someone is going to ask what being a governor has to do with being President, because governors rely on money from Washington DC to balance their budgets, but the buck stops with the feds. There’s no feeding trough that doesn’t stop with you when you’re President.

Someone really needs to introduce Republicans to this thing called video.