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POLITICO: Romney changes tune on 'socialism'

“Mitt Romney told CNN yesterday that unlike Rick Perry, he doesn’t think it’s wise to decribe Barack Obama as a socialist.

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Said Romney: “I don’t use the word socialist or I haven’t so far, but I do agree that the president’s approach is government heavy, government intensive, and it’s not working.”

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But the Democratic research and tracking group American Bridge points out that Romney’s comments are not entirely consistent with his past descriptions of President Obama: In his 2010 book, “No Apology,” Romney warned that Obama was moving America in the direction of European-style socialism.

“It is an often-remarked-upon irony that at a time when Europe is moving away from socialism and its many failures, President Obama is moving us toward that direction,” Romney wrote.

Saying that Obama is a “socialist” is not exactly the same thing as saying the president is “moving us toward” socialism. But there’s not a huge meaningful distinction.”

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