And, as the debate shows, it is effective! You tell 60MM viewers that you will protect them from pre-existing condition discrimination, then later say when no one is listening, "Well, not really." Then you move on to taxes ("I have no plan to cut taxes..." But of course I do).
His 47% timeline:
1) Fucking 47% - I hate those fucking moochers.
2) You bet your ass I said it, and I believe it 100%
3) OK, I don't really believe that
4) That was wrong to say.
But then to actually say you have no plans to restrict abortions - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/09/mitt-romney-abortion_n_1952780.html
I am, frankly, amazed by the chutzpah of Romney. He will LITERALLY say anything to be elected President. If he thought he could get 10 more votes by saying he was not a Mormon, he would say it.
No wonder John McCain hated the guy so badly that he picked Palin - it must be unbelievably awful to run against a guy who simply lies all of the time on his basic policy positions. He makes Bill Clinton's obfuscation on close issues seem really minor by comparison.