Unlike Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney doesn’t sit down for television interviews too often. And after an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier earlier this week, it’s easy to see why.
The perennial Republican candidate was exasperated and a bit hostile when Baier challenged him on his previous positions. Romney told Baier to “read the tape” of his past positions to see that he hasn’t flip-flopped as much as Baier claimed.
“First of all, you don’t read tapes,” Stewart said Thursday. “Second of all, I’m sure if you read it long enough it says what you are saying now, because it takes you into present day where you have completely changed your positions.”
So where have we seen this evasive and defensive attitude in the face of tough questions, Stewart asked. Well, Herman Cain, of course.
“Just like Herman Cain, Mitt Romney has an embarassing person in his past who he’s desperately trying to hide,” Stewart said. “For Herman Cain, it’s a woman named Ginger White. For Mitt Romney, it’s Mitt Romney.”
It makes sense, Stewart added, because they say opposites attract.
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