Mitt Romney, the 70th Governor of Massachusetts and current Presidential candidate, made some surprising statements last Friday. During a question-and-answer session in Iowa, Romney was asked about his position on the CIA’s use of “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
“I support tough interrogation techniques, enhanced interrogation techniques, in circumstances where there is a ticking time bomb, a ticking bomb,” Romney said. “I do not support torture, but I do support enhanced interrogation techniques to learn from terrorists what we need to learn to keep the bombs from going off.”
Mitt is taking a very similar position to the current administration.
This was true for some other less than popular issues like the Patriot Act…
“Our president, for all the criticism he receives, has kept America safe these last six years, and he has done it by: One pursuing the Patriot Act, which has given us the intelligence information we needed to find out who the bad guys were and get them out before they got us, and No. 2, when al-Qaida was calling America, he made sure someone here was listening,” Romney said. “And No. 3 … when terrorists were detained, were captured, he made sure we interrogated them.”
Has anyone told Mr. Romney that the President’s approval rating is less than 30 percent? Maybe restating or praising policies of the least liked President in decades is not such a good campaign strategy.
I don’t want to tell the man how to run a campaign, but I am pretty sure this is not a good way to go about it. I think if I was running for office I would try to find out what people cared about and say that.