Mitt Romney’s New Excuse, Probably Not His Last

Mitt Romney acted like a coward in his decision not to participate in the YouTube/CNN Republican Presidential debate, and maybe he’™s taking some heat for that. How can you tell? He’™s come up with another excuse, and this time he’™s attacking YouTube and spreading falsehoos.

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

Mitt Romney decided last week not to participate in the YouTube debate. He said then he didn’™t think it very dignified to accept a question from a snowman. (Of course, he’™ll likely accept one from FauxNews talking head, but there’™s no accounting for Romney’™s smarts, is there.) Now Mr. Romney has come up with a new excuse as to why he won’™t face public questions in the YouTube Debate. From the Chicago Tribune:

‘œYouTube is a website that allows kids to network with one another and make friends and contact each other,’ Romney explained. ‘œYouTube looked to see if they had any convicted sex offenders on their web site. They had 29,000.’

Actually, YouTube is the popular site that allows Internet users to upload and watch a variety of videos. The web site, which is owned by search-engine behemoth Google, also was a co-sponsor of the Democratic presidential debate held on Monday night.

The web site MySpace is the one to which Romney actually was referring. MySpace, owned by Rupert Murdoch’™s News Corp., said this week it had found 29,000 registered sex offenders who had submitted profiles to its site and removed them.

Let’™s make sure we’™ve got it straight. Romney won’™t participate in the YouTube debate, but he already participates on MySpace, on several MySpace pages. Yup, this is his page, probably right next to some sexual predator there on the tubes of the internet.

The real thing here is that it becomes obvious that Romney knows nothing about his subject matter. Yeah, virtually every American is for keeping porn out of the hands of children and keeping a rein on sexual predators. It sure as hell isn’™t a hard stand to take, and will get him cheers everywhere. This isn’™t rocket science, but still he screws it up by maligning YouTube with false information. After falsely attacking the YouTube people, he’™ll probably next say he’™s a supporter of business. We shouldn’™t believe that either.

Tuesday, July 31st, 2007 by Richard Blair |

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