After thinking about how Romney denied every position he has taken ... a feat of flip-flopping that would leave a porpoise gasping ... I finally understand it. And it's so simple! His entire training as a Mormon has been preparation for executing this amazing feat.
Here are the key elements of the Romney method:
1 - Hide the facts!
When pressed, Romney just won't tell you. What tax loopholes will he close? He'll work that out in "close cooperation". What programs will he close? He'll tell you after he's elected.
That's what the Mormons do. They hide their history in Church vaults so legitimate historians don't have the records they need. Did Brigham Young order the Mountain Meadow Massacre? The answer might, or might not, be in pioneer journals - but you'll never see them. (See my article: Lying for the Lord.) They hide their business dealings too. How rich are they? That's for the Mormon high priests to know and you to wonder about.
2 - Flip-flop when you have to!
Romney ran away from every RWNJ position he had to take to get the Republican nomination because he knows that the American people will never support them. Tax breaks for the rich? What tax breaks? Dismantle regulation? He'd never do that!!
The Mormons don't practice polygamy anymore and have stopped (officially) discriminating against black people like they did for over a century because ... well ... God changed his mind. In fact, the United States Army changed the Mormons' minds about polygamy for them. And it's funny how God decided blacks were OK after all shortly after several schools announced they wouldn't play against BYU teams because of their discrimination. God must be a football fan.
3 - Tell people what they want to hear!
Romney talks "jobs, jobs, jobs" to midwestern states hit hard by the Bush recession. He talks "cut, cut, cut" to the 1%. He talks "God, God, God" to Bible Belt congregations. (That's as close as he gets to the truth because Mormonism has at least three gods.) He likes a divided America! That way, he can tell different stories without worrying as much about whether the divided parts will compare notes about what he said.
The Mormons do that too! When the missionaries come to call, they'll tell you all about their simple, uncomplicated faith. Just don't ask what you have to do to get your "endowments" in the Temple. They won't answer. The Church claims it does good works for everybody ... and then spends tens of billions creating a Utah version of "Vatican City" all around Temple Square and buying up real estate.
We shoulda seen it coming! What we saw last night was Romney the Missionary.
After long experience, I know what to do with them. Just shut the door.