Skip to comments.Mitt's Evangelical Breakthrough
Posted on 08/26/2006 2:18:58 PM PDT by Jeff Fuller
Things are looking up for Mitt Romney. Not only has the outgoing Massachusetts governor been getting reasonably favorable press from usually hostile places but, courtesy of George Allen's Macaca moment, his position in the 2008 Republican presidential field suddenly looks more secure -- the most viable candidate to the right of front-runners John McCain and Rudy Giuliani.
Romney appears to sense the opportunity . . . (READ ON at the link above)
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All things considered. If conservatives were to rank the current crop of possible GOP candidates for 2008, I think Mitt Romney would get a higher ranking then Rudy Giuliani. That ain't saying much. Bad news is, right now at least its a weak field of candidates. Good news is, its early in the process.
"Socialist"? Give me a break! You reveal your ignorance with such an outlandish claim for arguably the most "Pro-business" candidate in the GOP field presently.
First off, healthcare is ALREADY MANDATORY for everyone. COBRA and EMTALA laws make that a nationwide mandate to hospitals/doctors (BTW, I'm a physician).
Fortunately, Romney was there heading this healthcare initiative to see that the mandate shifted to the individual in accordance with the idea of personal responsibility. Everyone should have health insurance and the government shouldn't pay for it.
The libertarian excuse that this is a bad law because it is a government mandate misses the boat completely. The person who is well off but decides not to get insurance puts all taxpayers and healthcare givers at risk because if he/she gets severely injured he/she will get multi-million dollar care despite being uninsured. Q: Who is going to pay for this? A: The government/us taxpayers. Not a very conservative OR liberatarian present reality.
The plan was endorsed and supported by the Conservative Think Tank "The Heritage Foundation". THat should tell you something.
Also, Romney vetoed the part mandating business pay a fee if they didn't provide insurance to Full-time employees.
I've written on this before (here and elsewhere). http://www.redstate.com/blogs/jjfuller72/2006/may/29/defending_romneycare_it_is_not_socialized_medicine
Check there for more details on how this is ANYTHING but a SOCIALIST plan.
It's not a perfect plan, but at least Romney helped make it as conservative as possible.
try researching before deciding. but hey, why open a closed mind?
Rudy will win.
Anti-abortion nutjobs are a few and far between population.
Even here, there are like maybe 12 people talking to themselves.
This is a Goldwater conservative position that I agree with.
I did do a search for "Romney" before I posted this. This article didn't come up. Where was this posted before? I've searched by title and keyword for both Romney and Mitt now . . . not seeing where it was posted.
I'd really appreciate you pointing it out to me and give me some hints on how to find these hard to find articles. I don't have the time to be on this site 24-7 to see what comes through on Romney. Any hints? (and please lay off the name calling . . . )
The more "True conservatives" like Allen implode, the better chances the Republicans have of having a candidate who can actually win in '08.
This the same Romney who when ahead of Kennedy by double digits in the early polling for the 94 senate race came out and said "I don't want the support of the extremist NRA or Christian Conservative types"
"He's such a little worm, to slimy and scared to take a position." - LOL, you have pretty much captured ROMNEY. I live in NE, so I am pretty familiar with this guy, he's really starting to flip-flop like you know who.
Because Tancredo is the only candidate that can defeat Hillary.
Didn't you get the memo?
got a source on that?
He pulled close to Kennedy in the race, but never ahead of him from what I understand.
I would be interested in the source of your quote about the NRA and Christian Conservatives. I don't know everything about Romney, but that one is a new one on me . . . maybe you just heard it?
Do you have any direct or indirect contact with Romney or his staff?
John Kerry has said that he believes that life starts at conception.
I've met/heard Romney at a couple events here in Iowa. He's impressive. I've also spoken with some of his PAC staff here. They invited me to be part of the Commonwealth PAC Iowa Advisory Board (with 49 other pro-ROmney Iowans--all of us, unpaid) because of my blog and the grassroots work I'm doing. I've never talked "strategy" with them or Romney however . . . I come up with that on my own and hope I'm not screwing things up for him/them.
Ypu wish? Hope you enjoy a Democrat victory, then.
Dear Jeff Fuller,
"Quote all the OLD stuff you want . . ."
JohnnyZ has quoted something from four years ago. That's OLD stuff??
To me, it seems that perhaps Gov. Romney will say what he thinks he needs to say to get elected. So, when running for governor of Massachussetts, he states that:
"I RESPECT and will protect a woman's right to choose. . . . Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the government's."
But now that he wants the Republican nomination for the presidency, he is suddenly "pro-life."
I'm not persuaded.
Why would a Southern Baptist- be happier with Hillary, rather than Mitt? Please flesh out, your point of view. Thanks.