Skip to comments.Mitt Romney in Unusual Interview Talks about the Role of “Faith” in Governing – Video
Posted on 12/11/2010 12:27:12 PM PST by Federalist Patriot
Here is an unusual interview Mitt Romney did with a woman named Eliane Brick. The introduction to the interview is 1:25 long, so you may want to move it forward to that point. She asks Romney what role faith plays in his decision to run for President. Romney goes out of his way to make clear he believes in God, but says that his personal faith must remain separate from his commitment to uphold the laws and govern for all the people. Lets just say the video closes with Ms. Brick making clear the importance of faith!
NOTE: Mitt Romney had no control over how this interview would be put together in the video. As you will see, the introduction and the overall effect of the way it is put together is odd, to say the least.
(Excerpt) Read more at freedomslighthouse.net ...
Conservatives are going to be hard pressed to keep Romney from getting the nomination. While we divide our vote among a slew of conservative candidates Romney could easily walk away with united votes from moderates and independents.
That is a great danger.
Mitt is a kisser of rumps. If he has to kiss the religious rump for a vote, he will.
All I can personally do to stop him is make clear to the RNC that I WILL NOT vote for him.
Romney’s faith and his support of the Constitution both seem to be optional.
"As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal."
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]
The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.
The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006
"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,
[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006
"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005
Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys. He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>
"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!
Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006
I could never vote for Willard the Rat!
FUMR!! Romney is a two-bit, lying political whore!!
I thought this video made Romney look ridiculous. Not very good judgment to give an interview like that.
He is indeed a chameleon who will say whatever he thinks it takes to convince people he is what they want him to be. That’s why he could change his view so quickly on abortion, from pro-abortion to supposedly pro-life. It’s what he thought he had to do to get nominated in 2008.
No, FL supported Fred Thompson in 2008 - and after Fred dropped out - anyone but Romney!
His faith in a heretical religion is enough to question his leadership capability. If he can’t think his way past the obvious, then he’ll be no good as a president.
He LOST last time, and that was beFORE there was very much info out there about him and his policies and his RECORD.
You can’t make comparisons to 2008. First of all in 2008 the political climate was totally different. Secondly the field of conservatives was very weak. This time it’s shaping up where there will be more quality conservatives capable of generating the funds necessary to be competitive. Many primary states are winner take all delegates. If all of those conservatives end up splitting the conservative vote a bunch of different ways then Romney could take a lousy 25% of votes from moderates and independents and control all the states delegates.
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