I had a little debate at the farm this morning with one of my fellow team members about whether Romney would try to distance himself from Paul Ryan's toxic budget plan. He said Romney will stand by it; I said Romney can waffle on anything.
Oh — what's this?
From today's Romney campaign talking points:
1) Does this mean Mitt Romney is adopting the Paul Ryan plan?
· Gov. Romney applauds Paul Ryan for going in the right direction with his budget, and as president he will be putting together his own plan for cutting the deficit and putting the budget on a path to balance.
"As President, he WILL be putting together his own plan ...."
Which he apparently will not reveal until after he is elected.
Hey — remember who else did that?
When quizzed about how he would cut the state income tax (at one point he talked about eliminating it), which makes up nearly 50% of the state budget and still balance the budget, he said he'd try to get back to us on SOME of that by Election Day.
We didn't hear that he intended to steal money from public school systems and local governments, forcing draconian cuts to services or giant local tax increases. We didn't hear that he was going to ram through a bill that stripped public sector unions of their bargaining rights so local governments could balance their budgets on the backs of their workers without the workers having any input.
Nope, he kept all of that under his hat.
Listen, voters — any of you out there that casts a vote for somebody who won't reveal what he considers important enough to spend money on and who he thinks needs to bear the brunt of balancing the budget is an idiot. Plain and simple. If you vote for party affiliation, a good head of hair, a "business" background that appears more and more questionable by the day, a line of tough talk (or maybe not — poor thing is whining about tough ads), a position on ... well, it's hard to say what Mitt Romney's position is on anything ... you will end up getting gobsmacked by horrors you were not expecting.
JOHN KASICH. SB 5. Do I need to say more, Ohioans?