As a Conservative, How does Romney Compare to Bush?

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(April 24, 2012)  One of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney’s biggest political problems in his recent bid for the GOP nomination was convincing other republicans that he was “one of the boys.”

Romney was frequently derided by his Republican opponents as a “Massachusetts Moderate.” This isn’t true.

Last week, a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee suggested the policies advanced this year by Mitt Romney and the Republicans would be like the “policies of the Bush administration…just updated.”

A close review of Romney’s positions shows that Romney has “updated” George W. Bush’s positions by moving substantially to the right in a number of key areas. As detailed below, compared to this year’s presumptive Republican nominee, Bush looks moderate:

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Posted by at April 24, 2012
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