Skip to comments.Romney builds image as front-runner
Posted on 08/19/2007 8:35:07 PM PDT by restornu
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Oh Romney has vision don’t you worry!
A vision of Rockefeller Republicanism.
He’s not the front-runner. Rudy and Fred Thompson currently occupy that title.
Write that down....
What is Fred's message?
Aw, how special.
Personally I'd go with "used car salesman handsome", but I don't really know the gay lingo.
No way, but I have no say how you think!
Uhhh, just who exactly are these polished politicians? Names please.
Romney’s message is more conservative than Rudy’s. (obvious)
Romney’s message is arguably more socially conservative than Thompson’s. (Thompson’s a federalist)
Romney’s message is more conservative than McCain’s. (immigration)
Is Huckabee’s message more conservative? I haven’t checked. I’ve heard he’s not so much of a fiscal conservative. That’s a dealbreaker, if so.
I am a very ugly person. Last time I was in Iowa everyone was crazy about me.
What Romney doesn’t have is a message. All the good looks, charm & cash means nothing if you don’t have a message.
A John Edwards type.
That's without getting into his past flip-flops.
And that's why he doesn't have a message, because he's unwilling to take a firm stand on anything -- he always has to leave wiggle room so he can change his spin based on who he's addressing.
Well that’s reassuring. I thought that he was an opportunist.
Or, it could be signing the permanent assault weapons ban.
Or maybe signing a socialized medicine plan [complete with taxpayer-funded abortions] that Hillary, John Kerry, Teddy Kennedy and James Carville have raved about.
Or maybe it was the inundation of homosexual propaganda that filled the public schools of Massachusetts during Romney's four years as Governor.
It might have even been his use of his executive power to force the justices of the peace in the Commonwealth to perform gay marriages.
But heck, who knows, there are probably still lots of "mistakes" we'll still find out about.
Conservatives would do well to remember, though, that at the time he did all those things, Mitt Romney defended them vociferously. He didn't consider them to be "mistakes," at least until he faced pro-life, pro-family conservative presidential voters. And, many of them he still defends today, one way or another, if you sift through the ocean of spin from his paid mercenaries.
He's gaining because he doesn't hedge, he goes right to the point and out consevative's the other candidates.
Federalism. Return to basic Constitutional principles.
Illegal immigration, the emerging China threat, fair trade, war on terror.
I don't give a rat's ass about Rudy or Huckabee.
Romney has no credibility on social conservative issues because of his record and past conflicting statements, so the comparison is specious.
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