The Source of Romney’s Lying
consortiumnews.com — If some recent polls are correct, a plurality of Americans are planning to vote for Mitt Romney even though he may be the most persistent and professional liar to run for the U.S. presidency in recent memory, which is saying something. But what has attracted very little media attention is the question: why does Romney lie? There have been some suggestions that Romney’s mendacity is an outgrowth of his business experience as a corporate takeover artist who tells investors and other stakeholders pretty much anything to close a deal. But that misses the reality of the business world where a reputation as a chronic liar can be lethal to long-term success.No, Romney’s lying – most recently revealed in his false claim about General Motors and Chrysler shifting U.S. auto jobs to China – appears connected to something deeper in his personality, psyche or life experience.