Skip to comments.Judge Robert Bork Endorses Mitt Romney
Posted on 12/15/2007 7:14:36 AM PST by BarnacleCenturion
Joining Romney for President, Judge Bork said, Throughout my career, I have had the honor of serving under several Presidents and am proud to make todays endorsement. No other candidate will do more to advance the conservative judicial movement than Governor Mitt Romney. He knows firsthand how the judicial branch can profoundly affect the future course of a state and a nation. I greatly admired his leadership in Massachusetts in the way that he responded to the activist courts ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. His leadership on the issue has served as a model to the nation on how to respect all of our citizens while respecting the rule of law at the same time.
Judge Bork continued, Our next President may be called upon to make more than one Supreme Court nomination, and Governor Romney is committed to nominating judges who take their oath of office seriously and respect the rule of law in our nation. I also support Governor Romney because of his character, his integrity and his stands on the major issues facing the United States.
I am not sure what the effect of this will be, but it does make the case that Romney is the conservative choice for those who want to avoid Huckacide. Its time to get over your misgivings of his flip flops and get on the train folks.
Bork is anti-RKBA!
Go figure he endorsed RINO Mitt.
Extremely Prejudiciously Borked by Romney's Judge
Oh yes. The well known RINO... /s
"The man who lost his fiancee to Daniel T. Tavares Jr. believes the violent convict may be the serial killer
who took the lives of nine drug-involved prostitutes from the New Bedford area in the 1980s.
He kept talking about them and saying, I know that one. One was found buried in the yard,
said Norman Sirois, who was engaged to marry Ann M. Tavares, 46, when she was stabbed
to death by her son on July 10, 1991. Sirois, 63, made his remarks yesterday after reading
accounts of how Tavares led state police to the remains of Gayle A. Botelho, 32, in 2000.
Botelhos skeletal remains were unearthed on the grounds of 314 June St. in Fall River,
where Sirois said he rented an apartment with Ann Tavares, her killer son and his friend, Richard Pires, in the 1980s.
Botelho was last seen in October 1988 leaving her apartment, which was across the street.
In the past, investigators have said Botelhos death was not linked to the prostitutes murders.
Sirois said the night Botelho went missing he came home from a party to find Daniel Tavares
staring out a window at a police cruiser outside the Prospect Street apartment where she lived.
He says, Theyre looking for Gayle. I said, Did you talk to the police? He said, No. I never brought it up again.
How did he know they were looking for Gayle if he didnt talk to the police? asked Sirois,
who added that he did not know Botelho.
Gregg Miliote, a spokesman for the Bristol district attorney, C. Samuel Sutter Jr., yesterday
declined to comment on Sirois comments.
We are actively investigating all unsolved homicides from 1991 to 2006, Miliote said. Paul F. Walsh Jr.,
who served as Bristol district attorney from 1991-2006, could not be reached for comment.
I cant prove it. Its just so funny that everything stopped after he went to prison, said Sirois,
who lived with Tavares for several years while he dated his mother. Sirois described
Tavares as a man who lied through his teeth and was always unemployed.
But regarding the Botelho case, Its my word against his, he said."
Sometimes age addles the brain..
My conscience will never allow me to vote for Romney. I do not trust him and I will not be party to handing him power.
Bork is a distinguished and wise senior conservative. A wonderful endorsement for Mitt!
“I am not sure what the effect of this will be, but it does make the case that Romney is the conservative choice for those who want to avoid Huckacide.”
I hereby coin a term.
The victims of Romney listen this thread....
All victims of ROMNEYCIDE!
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not that is an endorsement! I am actually pretty stunned! I would not have thought he would have chosen Romney. Why not Duncan???
“The primaries haven’t even started. Also I’m not sure I want to hear “You knew what he was when you voted for him” 4 or 5 years down the road.”
Same as we hear about W now.
“WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not that is an endorsement! I am actually pretty stunned! I would not have thought he would have chosen Romney. Why not Duncan???”
Hunter is a small government conservative.
Bork is anti-RKBA and his judicial record leans to the jack-boot.
Distinguished conservatives with good, clear, analytical minds have scrutinized Mitt and like what they see.
As I read everyone's comments around the net, I am more convinced than ever that a Republican cannot win because we are a party divided. Period! I think I am most shocked at the cheap shots at Huckabee from various corners. Huckabee is Bush with better speaking skills and charm. Yet the diehard Bush supporters hate Huckabee. Have they something against speaking skills?
With his looks, up against Mrs. Clinton’s, Gov. Romney would appear to get the female vote.
I hadn't heard this. Do you have some source that verifies it?
I'm still for Fred, btw!
As Mitt picks up endorsments and momentum, the bashers look more and more like the silly little nutcases they are.
In other news, a C-SPAN promo I saw this morning featured Michael Dukakis calling Mitt Romney a fraud. That’s almost as good an endorsement as the one that was intended to be an endorsement.
Wow! He joins such notables as the founder of The Heritage Foundation, Paul Weyrich and the father of the pro-life movement in America and internationally, founding president of National Right to Life Committee and current president of the International Right to Life Federation Dr. John Willke. Also notable is the toughest sheriff in America, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as well as a former executive director of the National Rifle Association as well as a member of its current board of directors. It is amazing to me that Mitt Romney has amassed the most notable conservative endorsements yet many conservatives can’t seem to get it that he is a conservative and worthy of their support. Wake up, people! It’s either Romney or Rudy and for me I’m supporting the conservative.
For one thing there’s a strong anti-Mormon sentiment going on. I don’t care, but some on FR and elsewhere obviously do. Some folks will not vote for somebody they don’t believe is a REAL Christian.
see post 22
They see in Huckabee another Jimmy Carter debacle in the making--a fiscal liberal and foreign policy naif who wants to extort and spend taxpayer monies to remake America in his own intolerant Southern Baptist image.
And they don't want to repeat that horrible, expensive mistake.
right to keep and bear arms - see post 22
So now you are bashing Bork??? Funny how in 1987 people were begging for this guy on the Supreme Court. Did you flip flop on your support of him now???
Bork is anti-RKBA and his judicial record leans to the jack-boot.
I don’t know what this means.
Romney seems definitely to be becoming the establishment choice.
I think the last time an “insurgent” succeeded in taking the GOP’s nomination from the bigwig favorite was Goldwater.
Thanks! Guess that was being posted while I was posting to you—LOL! At least now I know!
Romney is an ideologically-free manager.
“Bork is anti-RKBA and his judicial record leans to the jack-boot.”
Bork does not believe in an individual right to keep and bear arms.
He thinks the 2nd amendment is about the right to join a State militia!
Romney does not support the right to keep and bear arms - his time in Mass proves it.
It’s a red line for me, and many others.
However, if it clearly comes down to Mitt or Rudy, I will vote for and support Mitt. If it comes down to Mitt or any of the democrats, I will clearly vote for and support Mitt.
More to convince me that Romney will win the nomination. I predict a Romney vs. Edwards race. Robot vs. what cbs is showing us in the video here:
Too many people vote for the image, and the image they like is of cherry-cheeked youth. I don’t believe Romney will win in this micro-intellectual climate of ours, if Edwards is his opponent.
For that matter, I don’t believe Romney, period.
Nevertheless, if even Bork approves of him, I will have to hold my nose and vote for him next November. That is unless Obama or Clinton wins the nomination to oppose him. If they do, I can safely stay home with an intact conscience, because Romney will demolish them.
Romney has moved to my 2nd choice. I am still going to go with Fred, though.
“So now you are bashing Bork??? Funny how in 1987 people were begging for this guy on the Supreme Court. Did you flip flop on your support of him now???”
The NRA wasn’t and neither was I.
Damn right - I will bash and and all gun grabbers!
I think that's what's going on too. Let's just say they would have had problems with some of the founding fathers belief systems too.
If the others win then I am going with a write in vote.
It doesn't matter. They have their opinion and no endorsement, no set of facts, no experience, nothing will ever persuade them otherwise. We can just post the mounting evidence that Romney is acceptably Conservative to these important Conservatives and let the nutters rant. This info wasn't meant for them anyway. The Romney haters are the Conservative answer to the Bush Derangement Syndrome types over at DU, the Daily Kos, the HuffPo, the MSM and so on.
I'm as strong a defender of the Second Amendment as you will find. I am not the least bit concerned about Mitt Romney on that score.
What if Huckabee wins?
“Its time to get over your misgivings of his flip flops and get on the train folks.”
Nah... It’s time to reject Mr. Romney for what he is - a fraud.
Sure, if your taste in fashion includes jackboots.
That’s part of it. I think your level of comfort with Mitt depends on how much of a pass you give him for being from a very liberal state where conservative progress must be measured relatively.
Good news !! Romney can be elected,and Huckabee can not, in my opinion. That is the bottom line.
“It doesn’t matter. They have their opinion and no endorsement, no set of facts, no experience, nothing will ever persuade them otherwise. We can just post the mounting evidence that Romney is acceptably Conservative to these important Conservatives and let the nutters rant. This info wasn’t meant for them anyway. The Romney haters are the Conservative answer to the Bush Derangement Syndrome types over at DU, the Daily Kos, the HuffPo, the MSM and so on.”
SO full of it.
You are blind because you don’t care to see.
Mitt is bad at picking judges. Look at the victims of Romneycide on this thread and get back to me.
Also, accepting the endorsement of Bork, a jackboot authoritarian who doesn’t think there’s an individual right to keep and bear arms in this great Republic, is also telling. As is Romneycare, and all the other liberal nanny state crap we’ve seen come from Mitt. He has to call his lawyer before bombing Iran.... but not to take your guns. I will not vote for that man.
He's certainly the thinking, rational conservative's choice.
He won't satisfy the shallow conservatives who think with their gut, who cannot see the incongruity of extolling Ronald Reagan (whose Second Amendment pronouncements were not uniformly pro-RKBA) and condemning Romney (whose Second Amendment pronouncements are more conservative than Reagan's).
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