CNN host Soledad O’Brien on Monday held Romney senior campaign adviser Tara Wall’s feet to the fire on the former Massachusetts governor “completely contradictory” positions about whether Israel and the Palestinians could live in peace.
In a secretly recorded video published by Mother Jones last month, Romney had told a group of wealthy donors: “I look at the Palestinians not wanting to see peace anyway, for political purposes, committed to the destruction and elimination of Israel, and these thorny issues, and I say there’s just no way.”
But during major foreign policy speech scheduled for Monday, the Republican presidential nominee is expected to say that he is committed to “a Democratic, prosperous Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security with the Jewish state of Israel.”
O’Brien on Monday asked Wall to describe Romney’s true position because his two earlier statements were “completely contradictory.”
This is one of the things I find so troubling about Mitt Romney. He’ll say anything it takes to become president, which means we have no idea what it is he actually believes and what it is he’d actually do. The result of all this contradiction is that we have no actual idea who Mitt Romney really is.