Romney Is Attacked by His Fathers Longtime Aide Walter De Vries, who worked for the senior Mr. Romney throughout the 1960s, wrote that Mitt Romneys bid for the White House was a far cry from the kind of campaign and conduct, as a public servant, I saw during the seven years I worked in George Romneys campaigns and served him as governor. While it seems that Mitt would say and do anything to close a deal or an election Mr. De Vriess stinging assessment was contained in a nearly 700-word essay that he distributed to a small group of journalists with whom he has spoken over the past year. From Walter De Vries essay excerpt VERBATIM: "Since 2005, when he first decided to seek the presidency, his political posture and positions have shifted in erratic and startling ways, to the right, to the middle, to the right and shifting still. Mitt Romney and the people around him see campaigns as television marketing and voters as targets to be manipulated. Voters, they believe, make up their minds late and will be swayed with saturation television advertising. The campaign managers seek daily it seems for a magic bullet to force on the electorate that will move undecided and weak voters to Romney. Policy papers, positions are rare and short on content and meaning. Ive tried to track Mitt Romneys shifts some 180 degrees others 360 on key issues during the campaign. Ive stopped at 30: abortion, stem-cell research; climate change and global warming; campaign finance; and equal pay for women are just a few."