Last week, The Atlantic posted a brilliant Venn diagram (via Upworthy) that demonstrates how Mitt Romney’s positions have, well, evolved over the years.
The diagram neatly explains what many political analysts believe: Mitt Romney has an identity crisis. Though he soared ahead of President Obama in fundraising last month, all the money in the world won’t be able to help the prospective GOP candidate if he can’t connect to potential voters because of a muddled identity. Obama may have less than stellar ratings when it comes to his economic leadership, but his campaign has managed to paint an unflattering picture of Romney, and the Romney campaign has been painfully slow to respond.
It’s gotten so bad, in fact, that Romney was subject to a scathing editorial in the Wall Street Journal that basically said, “your campaign is fumbling the ball.”
A lot can change over the course of five years. But the following video from a 2007 C-SPAN event shows a Mitt Romney who is confident and in touch with his positions on business, leadership, as well as the challenges and opportunities in America.