In Wednesday’s debate, Mitt Romney said he will “stop the subsidy” to public broadcasting. That’s good to know, because Mitt Romney’s campaign website says he will merely “reduce subsidies for … the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.”
Kill Big Bird or just pluck some of his feathers? Or neither, in keeping with what often happens to promises made by politicians? As Ted Kennedy once said of Romney’s abortion policy, “I am pro-choice. My opponent is multiple choice.”
Barack Obama had a tough time in the debate because he was told he would be debating Mitt Romney, a self-described “severely conservative” Republican who rails against regulation, promises huge tax cuts and has no use for Washington’s meddling in private businesses like health insurance. But Mitt Romney had to cancel.
CONTINUED at Reason. Written by Steve Chapman.