Mitt Romney Won't Detail Cuts Until After the Election

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He wouldn't want to have to flip flog on his decision... Via Taegan-

Mitt Romney tells the Weekly Standard that he'd eliminate some federal agencies if he's elected president, but he won't say which ones.

Said Romney: "One of the things I found in a short campaign against Ted Kennedy was that when I said, for instance, that I wanted to eliminate the Department of Education, that was used to suggest I don't care about education. So I think it's important for me to point out that I anticipate that there will be departments and agencies that will either be eliminated or combined with other agencies... but I'm not going to give you a list right now."

Jonathan Chait summarizes: "One of the things I have found in previous elections is that announcing my plans makes people want to vote against me!"

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  • http://thepoliticalcarnival.net/ GottaLaff

    And John McCain's too.

  • David G.

    Gee, I wonder why when people hear his ideas they want to vote against him.  Could it be because his ideas are stupid, crazy or just totally irresponsible?  Hmm.  DG

  • Ah_Clem

    This reminds me of Richard Nixon's 'secret' plan to win the Vietnam war .. there was nothing behind that curtain after the election either.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    " . . . So I think it’s important for me to point out that I anticipate that there will be departments and agencies that will either be eliminated or combined with other agencies… but I’m not going to give you a list right now.”

    Because you can't remember which ones -- right, Mittens?