Critics have long complained that instead of sticking to strong positions on issues such as immigration, federal spending, and health care reform, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has routinely changed his stance to appeal to voters. Here are some key policies on which he has flip-flopped:

  • In 1998 Romney said he'd been married to his wife for 29 years, but in a speech just last week he claimed it's been 42 years
  • Though he now argues his views have been consistent, in 2002 he stated, "I do admit I like to flip-flop, I just love flip-flopping so much!"
  • Said he didn't like eggs but then turned right around and ate half a quiche
  • Has made repeated claims on the campaign trail that he is the anti-Romney
  • Backtracked from his assertion as Massachusetts governor that poor people were human beings with emotions and feelings
  • Stated that he was a die-hard Dockers-Classic-fit-pleated man and was later spotted on the campaign trail in Dockers flat-front straight-fits
  • Has been known to tan on one side of his body for a while, then completely turn over and let his other side face the sun
  • During the 2008 primaries, he leveled repeated attacks against Sen. John McCain. This year, he has been almost completely silent on McCain
  • Renounced his front-runner status in the current presidential campaign to focus on becoming an also-ran