As Mitt Romney continues to refuse to give any details at all about most of his policy proposals, the Republicans are trotting out a really lame excuse for that refusal: If he tells you what he’s going to do, you’ll just criticize him for it. Here’s one Republican strategist explaining this:
Well yes, Mike, you’re right. If Romney details which deductions he wants to eliminate, he’ll be “attacked” for it — that is, other people will point out that eliminating those deductions has costs attached to it. That’s called debating the pros and cons of a policy and it’s really a good thing. You would never accept such an idiotic excuse from a Democrat, so there’s no reason for anyone else to accept it from a Republican. It doesn’t excuse anything at all, it only admits that he cannot defend his ideas.