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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:08 AM

Remembering Romney's 'relative disinterest in bipartisan collaboration'

Remembering Romney's 'relative disinterest in bipartisan collaboration'

By Steve Benen

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In terms of the specific claims, there's quite a bit wrong with Romney's boasts -- his jobs record was abysmal and he left his successor with a deficit -- but it's especially important to realize that Romney never believed in bringing Republicans and Democrats together.

On the contrary, in his one term, the former governor issued more than 800 vetoes, over 700 of which were overridden precisely because of his reluctance to work with Democrats. As National Journal noted, Romney demonstrated a "relative disinterest in bipartisan collaboration" during his tenure.

The New York Times added, "(I)n contrast to his statements in the debate, many say, Mr. Romney neither mastered the art of reaching across the aisle nor achieved unusual success as governor. To the contrary, they say, his relations with Democrats could be acrimonious."

I don't doubt the focus groups respond well to Romney's calls for bipartisanship, but the record he's describing doesn't have the slightest resemblance to reality. It's one of the reasons Romney left office so deeply unpopular with those who saw his governing abilities up close.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/10/24/14668583-remembering-romneys-relative-disinterest-in-bipartisan-collaboration


And a new poll shows Obama leading by 20 points in MA.

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The poll concluded that the presidential contest between Democrat Barack Obama and former GOP Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has remained relatively stable, although Obama's lead has grown from 52 percent to 56 percent compared to Romney's 36 percent.

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/10/wbur_poll_shows_elizabeth_warr.html


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