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Now you tell us: Another couple of Mitts ...

First Published      Last Updated Feb 25 2014 05:12 pm

Remember "Too many Mitts"? The Salt Lake Tribune editorial passing over adopted favorite son Mitt Romney to endorse Barack Obama for president in 2012?

" ... Sadly, it is not the only Romney, as his campaign for the White House has made abundantly clear, first in his servile courtship of the tea party in order to win the nomination, and now as the party's shape-shifting nominee. From his embrace of the party's radical right wing, to subsequent portrayals of himself as a moderate champion of the middle class, Romney has raised the most frequently asked question of the campaign: 'Who is this guy, really, and what in the world does he truly believe?' ... "

Well, here are a couple more Mitts. We like them better. Now that it doesn't matter any more ["Why Mitt Romney won't run a third time" — Thomas Burr | The Salt Lake Tribune] and the former governor is apparently free to say what he really thinks.

Oh. Well.

Big boost: Mitt Romney backs Count My Vote — Salt Lake Tribune

"The Count My Vote initiative got some big-name support from perhaps the most popular political figure in the state, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who also criticized efforts by the Legislature to preempt the initiative, saying it 'feels very wrong.' ... "

Mitt Romney: Veto of Arizona's Antigay Bill 'Is Right' — National Journal

"... SB 1062 is the Arizona legislation that would let state businesses refuse on religious grounds to provide services to gay and lesbian customers. The bill itself, which recently passed the legislature, has no shortage of enemies. Arizona businesses are worried that it could cost the state next year's Super Bowl. Apple CEO Tim Cook urged the state not to let the bill become law. The measure is likely to be vetoed by the politically minded Republican Gov. Jan Brewer.

"So Mitt Romney's not alone. But he's an obviously powerful voice. Within 10 minutes, Romney's tweet earned nearly 300 retweets. ..."