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Prez Hopeful Romney Continues to Push Video Game Issue
GamePolitics.com ^ | July 20, 2007

Posted on 07/20/2007 10:25:36 PM PDT by Rastus

Following the release of a new TV ad on Monday, the Mitt Romney campaign has been hitting the video game content issue hard this week, most notably during a swing through Colorado.

A new press release lays out a Romney theme “protecting our children.” Following along the lines of the “ocean of filth” TV spot, the campaign pledge says in regard to video games:

Governor Romney Will Punish And Fine Retailers For Selling Excessively Violent And Sexually Explicit Video Games To Minors.

While the current system of voluntary self-regulation of video games has improved, we still need to do more to protect our children. There must be strong punishments and fines for retailers that sell violent and sexually explicit video games to minors.

GP: We’re not quite sure what Romney is saying here. While he gives props to the strides made by the ESRB, he’s clearly advocating retail sales legislation. Does he have a secret plan to circumvent the constitutional issues that have sunk every other such attempt?


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mitt; nannystate; romney; videos

1 posted on 07/20/2007 10:25:42 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus

He just lost.


2 posted on 07/20/2007 10:26:14 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: Rastus
SAVE ME GOVERNOR ROMNEY! The evil beings in "Grand Theft Auto" are forcing me to play at gunpoint. And Ken from "Street Fighter" keeps hitting me with those "AWWWYOUGIT!" upper-cuts! Oh the horror!
3 posted on 07/20/2007 10:30:22 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

GTA: San Andreas is a lot of fun, even though it’s a very left-wing game.


4 posted on 07/20/2007 10:32:52 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus
Whatever happened to Republicans who wanted to get government off the backs of the people?

For all of you who thought his nanny tendencies would stop with his "Health Insurance for everyone!" thing here in Massachusetts.

5 posted on 07/20/2007 10:33:20 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Pro-Life, Pro-Legal Immigration, Pro-Victory Bostonian)
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To: Rastus

Tipper Gore would be so proud.


6 posted on 07/20/2007 10:34:12 PM PDT by mngran
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To: CJ Wolf
Video games are bad, but North East Liberal policy is OK, such as teaching grade-schoolers about homosexuality. Ya, sure. And this lib is sending me requests for campaign contributions. OK, if it’s between you and Hitlery, perhaps.
7 posted on 07/20/2007 10:36:24 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Rastus

Save us from the video games!!!!!

This idiocy just dropped him 50 points in my book. Having seen this, I’m not sure I would vote for such a bozo, even if they are the nominee.


8 posted on 07/20/2007 10:36:31 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Rastus

I have the urge to destroy savage orcs.


9 posted on 07/20/2007 10:39:08 PM PDT by Crazieman (The Democratic Party: Culture of Treason)
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To: CJ Wolf

I agree I`ve been a Romney supporter but I don`t want big brother on the internet and in video games. When he stuck with reforming the government to kill duplication and over bureaucracy, and some reforms to help the economy, and increasing the size of the military I was with him.

Now that hes on to his morality police ideas.. I`m reconsidering and going to undecided. I`d vote for Hillary if she left the internet alone, versus a Republican who was going to regulate and police it.


10 posted on 07/20/2007 10:42:00 PM PDT by ran20
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To: KoRn

Same here I used to work for a video game company years ago, and have been a gamer all my life. Not sure I could vote for him even against Hillary now.


11 posted on 07/20/2007 10:44:48 PM PDT by ran20
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To: SevenofNine

12 posted on 07/20/2007 10:58:20 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: monkapotamus
"Hmm. That's one doomed space marine!"
                  -- Duke Nukem
13 posted on 07/20/2007 11:00:59 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus

The retail side of the gaming industry polices itself pretty strictly. GameStop/EB Games just upped the penalties for selling games to underaged kids, including the immediate termination of the employee who did so and the store manager. They want to keep the government out big time and will do what they can to do so.


14 posted on 07/20/2007 11:06:08 PM PDT by mockingbyrd (peace begins in the womb)
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To: Rastus
That shtick worked so well for Al and Tipper Gore, so why not?!
15 posted on 07/20/2007 11:10:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Cuius testiculos habeas, habeas cardia et cerebellum)
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To: mockingbyrd

Yeah, I’m 31 years old and I got carded at a Gamestop yesterday.


16 posted on 07/20/2007 11:14:38 PM PDT by chae (R.I.P. Eddie Guerrero He lied, he cheated, he stole my heart)
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To: Rastus

It’s one way to get Thompson’s support (if you want the loony fringe vote)


17 posted on 07/21/2007 7:10:54 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("We can categorically state that we have not released man-eating badgers into the area...")
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To: Rastus
Between this and the Republicans banning online gambling they just lost another significant percentage of voters.

I am ready to vote democrat if they will restore some of our rights. Sadly I think that they just want to take away different rights : (

Different agenda same results.

18 posted on 07/21/2007 7:17:33 AM PDT by LeGrande (Muslims, Jews and Christians all believe in the same God of Abraham.)
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To: Rastus

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19 posted on 07/21/2007 10:15:13 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus

What about that one where you strap the dog on your car and try to drive across the nation ?

Is that one still ok ?


20 posted on 07/21/2007 1:51:32 PM PDT by festus (The constitution may be flawed but its a whole lot better than what we have now.)
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To: festus

Grand Theft Fido.


21 posted on 07/21/2007 5:58:44 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus

This is a desperation issue if Romney is using it.

It did not work for Al and Tipper Gore.

Stick a fork in the Romney campaign, he is done.


22 posted on 07/21/2007 6:00:54 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ran20
When he stuck with reforming the government to kill duplication and over bureaucracy, and some reforms to help the economy, and increasing the size of the military I was with him.

I've always said Republicans should stick to the bread-and-butter issues. Reform the tax system and reduce the size of government. This is what most people want.

23 posted on 07/21/2007 6:05:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Rastus

LOL.


24 posted on 07/21/2007 6:40:02 PM PDT by festus (I'm a fRedneck and proud of it.)
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And Ken from "Street Fighter" keeps hitting me with those "AWWWYOUGIT!" upper-cuts! Oh the horror!

Just hit him back with a fireball... his is weak. "HADOUKEEEEEEEN!"

25 posted on 07/21/2007 6:51:20 PM PDT by BarbaricGrandeur ("The riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness." -Alcuin of York, to Charlemagne.)
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