After the Supreme Court’s health care mandate ruling, a lot of people — me included — had fun pointing out that on Mitt Romney’s campaign website he explicitly said he would appoint judges “in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts.” Now Romney says he’s off the list:
CBS reporter Jan Crawford asked the Republican nominee if he’d still nominate a justice like the Bush-appointed Roberts, knowing what he knows now.
“Well, I certainly wouldn’t nominate someone who I knew was gonna come out with a decision I violently disagreed with — or vehemently, rather, disagreed with,” Romney said. “And he reached a conclusion I think that was not accurate and not an appropriate conclusion. But that being said, he’s a very bright person and I’d look for individuals that have intelligence and believe in following the Constitution.”
Here’s what I wonder: Does anyone actually believe him when he says this? I’ve known pathological liars who actually convinced themselves that people believed them, even when they knew that others knew they were lying. I think about that when viewing Romney on this issue. Can anyone seriously believe that he opposes the health care reform bill? It’s clearly based on his own bill in Massachusetts. I don’t see how anyone takes him seriously when he says things like this.