A flip-flop too far: Romney shuts up on FEMA after Sandy

A couple of days ago it was suggested somewhere that reporters on the campaign trail ask Gov. Romney if he still advocates replacing Federal disaster aid, including FEMA, with grants to the states, as he said last year in response to a direct question in a GOP debate.  

This morning that is the question pool reporters are asking the candidate in Ohio: 

Governor — you've been asked 14 times, why are you refusing to answer the question? 

Will Romney shift his stance and now endorse Federal aid and FEMA? 

That's been his pattern ever since the Oct. 3 debate: a new-found moderation. But in the media glare following a mega-disaster such as Sandy, to suddenly forget that Federal disaster aid is "immoral" will be a flip-flop too far. 

Probably. After all, this is a guy who can pretzel his position even on abortion. Rare talent. 

Published by Kit Stolz

I'm a freelance reporter and writer based in Ventura County.

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