A couple of weeks ago, I asked the question: Which candidate is more like Romney?
Well, he is more likely to say that he is pro-choice than any other candidate, and he is the most likely to support a federal ban on abortion, which has been a central plank of his political career.
He has also voted against most of the bills that have come before Congress to curb the use of drugs that cause abortions, and the fact that he voted to raise the minimum wage only to veto it only to find himself accused of racism.
He’s also more likely than any candidate in modern history to say he would not support a tax increase on the wealthy to help pay for a national health insurance program for the poor.
He is more pro-gun, more pro-“socialist,” and more pro–environment than any of his Democratic rivals.
If he were a candidate for president, his answers would be all over the map.
But he’s not.
His policy positions have remained consistent over time.
He believes that the federal government should take a hands-off approach to social issues, and is also opposed to any new government regulation of the economy.
He also says that he’s for protecting religious freedom, but he has a long history of voting against legislation that would allow businesses to discriminate against gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people in employment, housing, and public accommodations.
He supports a federal minimum wage increase, but believes that raising it to $15 an hour would not raise enough money to cover all of the cost of his proposed $10 trillion tax cut.
He supported the Bush administration’s “war on terror,” but now says he’s opposed to it, saying that it would have “too little” impact on terrorist activity.
In 2016, he said that “I would not oppose the war on drugs,” but that he has “never been against the drug war,” saying that he thinks “it’s probably counterproductive.”
He has said that the U.S. is “on the wrong track” in dealing with climate change, and that the world is moving too quickly to address it.
He voted against an attempt to regulate greenhouse gas emissions, but is now the only candidate to support it.
His views on immigration have been the least consistent.
He once supported an amnesty for illegal immigrants who came to the U and who were later deported, and now says that they should be treated like “immigrants.”
He also supported a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, but now has expressed skepticism about its success.
He said during the 2016 campaign that he would oppose a federal “border wall,” but he’s now against it, and has voted against funding for it.
When asked if he would support a government-funded program to help poor Americans get health care, he says he will support the government-financed programs.
He now supports federal funding for a federal-state partnership to improve food stamps, but says he would prefer that it be funded by private donations rather than federal dollars.
He opposed the 2008 stimulus package, but voted for it anyway.
And he voted for the 2011 stimulus bill, but said he would have voted against it had it not been for an amendment he proposed to the bill that was later defeated.
He recently supported a bill that would have increased the minimum pay for federal workers, but has said he opposes raising the minimum hourly wage, which he voted against in favor of a higher wage hike for state and local employees.
On foreign policy, he supports a strong military, but opposes U.N. sanctions and has opposed sanctions against Iran.
He opposes a new American war on Syria, but supports a new U.K.-led coalition against ISIS.
He says he supports keeping America safe, but also says he thinks the U