Mitt Romney has once again managed to place himself on every side of another political issue by first accepting a $2500 check and refusing to give back the political donation from the owner of PENTHOUSE Magazine and other adult media sites, and then pandering to both his LDS church pressures as well as other religious conservatives by promising “vigorous” prosecution of pornography as president. Such is yet another contradictory day in the campaign of candidate of Mitt Romney, pandering to all sides of an issue, simply to wring out votes, making himself into the “Joe Isuzu” of American politics, a sort of nervous liar who tells so many stories that he can’t even keep track of all his stories and promises to everyone.
No doubt, PENTHOUSE owner Daniel Stanton had some reason to believe that Romney might be more of moderate on prosecuting pornography than candidate Rick Santorum was. And many in the business community aren’t very happy about the very poor economy under President Obama and wish for some change that might be for the better. But, once again Romney has managed to undercut himself, appearing untrustworthy by first accepting campaign money from a major figure in the adult entertainment industry one day, and then also promising to prosecute that industry and shut them down the next day. It is just these sort of credibility problems for Romney that hurt him with many voter who might be willing to give him chance if only he didn’t act so shifty. Gallup Polls also illustrate some voter concerns about Romney on character issues as well, where he is viewed much less positive than President Obama, although the public is largely unsatisfied with the president’s performance on key issues like the economy.
Daniel Stanton who gave Romney the $2500 donation also donated $2300 to his failed 2008 campaign as well. Stanton owns a number of adult websites some of which feature hardcore sex action or even BDSM such as Bondage.com as well as dating sites, etc.
You have to wonder what Romney campaign donors like Stanton think when they give money to their candidate one day, and are threatened with possible prosecution and arrest the next. This type of back-stabbing and two-faced approach to politics is only likely to turn off many voters, who are already unhappy at some of the negative ad campaigns launched by both sides of the 2012 presidential campaigns, where both campaigns seem to be going all out for being disgeniune to the voters.