Skip to comments.Mitt Romney: Registered Democrat
Posted on 02/06/2012 8:11:35 AM PST by mnehring
Mitt Romneys 1992 Democratic Primary vote for Paul Tsongas a technocratic modernizer and reformer, but very much a Democrat raised some Republican eyebrows last week.
What hasnt been mentioned: Romneys vote formally enrolled him in the Democratic Party. more
For anyone who either believes in leprechauns or that Mitt Romney is a conservative this should be of significance, especially since his minions haunted this site making much of the fact that Rick Perry was a Democrat before 1989.
The speculation is that Romney had originally intended to challenge Ted Kennedy in the Democrat primary then decided to run as a Republican. This makes his 1994 campaign strategy much more understandable.
According to a Romney campaign spokesperson, Romney switched back. One doesnt know how Romney managed to switch back. According to the town clerk, Romney became an Republican only on October 19, 1993. The implication is that Romney had either never voted between his registration as a independent in 1979 and 1992 (so his vote in 1992 automatically enrolled him as a Democrat) or that he was a regular Democrat voters in those earlier elections and changed to Republican to run for Senate.
Now Im off to National Review and Jennifer Rubins precious little blog to read some more on how conservative Willard Romney is.
I voted for Tsongas as well. Many, many, many Mass. Republicans did so in order to sink Clinton. It was the 1st operation khaos. This charge is beyond lame. Better get in line w/Romney or we are looking @ 4 more years of obummer % co.
I also voted for Tsongas as a registered Democrat. But I was so repulsed by the Clinton’s I voted for Bush and re registered as a Republican.
It can happen.
We will NOT vote for Romney.
Romney is a Democrat. At least with
Obama who get what you (now) see.
Let’s be a LITTLE more accurate.
Romney = Real Democrat.
Quite frankly, I don’t care so much about this issue as I do about policy stance after policy stance that is Liberal as Hell (except of course when he wants to convince us he’s really a Conservative). Ugh.
“Better get in line w/Romney or we are looking @ 4 more years of obummer % co.”
You’re blowin’ smoke up the wrong tailpipe here bub.
As JimRob says “NO ROMNEY! NO WAY!”
I will NEVER get in line w/ Romney. There is NO DIFFERENCE between Hussein & Romney.
Extract your head from your bum & wake up.
The question I would like to see asked of Romney is - did he vote for Reagan in 1980 and 1984 and Bush in 1988? I’ll bet ten bucks if he is asked those questions directly, he will equivocate.
I flipped from R to D a couple years ago to vote in the Democrat primary. I had good reasons, too. But, that probably wouldn't matter to the GOParty Faithful.
Regardless, at the next convenient opportunity, I flopped back to R.
There are more than enough valid reasons to cast doubt Willard's bogus claims of conservatism. This hardly qualifies.
They are both liberals but other than that, they are completely different. Pick your poison.
Let’s just all stay home like in 2006 and let Obama have it.
We probably need four more years of him anyway just to make sure we completely destroy the country. Better relect Obama then God forbid, we elect a “Rino”.
>>>...we are looking @ 4 more years of obummer % co.
4 more years of Zero vs. 4 of BullMitt.... like getting hung with a nylon rope vs hemp.
In a purely technical sense. Registered independents (unenrolled) in Massachusetts can vote in the Democrat or Republican primary (but not both). Until 2004 they were temporarily considered members of that party for the purposes of the primary, then went back to being independents. Nowadays unenrolled voters can take either ballot but don't become a member of either party, even formally.
There used to be a card you fill out to restore you to unenrolled status. If Romney filled out the card, he was a Democrat for about as long as it took his ballot to be filled out and counted or for a formal period a little longer than that. This is one of those fake charges that turns up in dumb ads and makes people want to bang their heads against the wall.
Agreed. Anyone with a clue knows the Marxist poison works much faster. The clueless need only look at The Kenyan's first two years when he had Congress on his side.
Willard's more like Clinton with better control of his zipper.
Why can’t these pathetic Romney people move on to issues? I’m challenging any Romney supporter to, without mentioning or making comparisons to Obama and the Democrats, give us all ten reasons to vote for Romney. Find ten things in his Massachusetts record that you support. Forget his ridiculously broad campaign rhetoric about “liberty” and “free markets”. Point to ten things he did as Governor to support freedom.
Hopefully jimprob was meaning “during the Primaries”, not sit out the National Election and let the kenyan roll on over us all for another 4 years by default.
Elections are allways the chosing between the lesser of two evils. As much as I do not like Romney or think he is a true conservative, compared to nobama I for one will vote for him in the Nov. Election if he gets the nomination (which is still a long way from set in stone).
“Hopefully jimprob was meaning during the Primaries, not sit out the National Election and let the kenyan roll on over us all for another 4 years by default.”
Maybe you should ask him?
‘NO ROMNEY! NO WAY!’ seems pretty definitive to me..
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