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Bork Endorses Romney
Newsmax ^ | 12/15/07 | Newsmax

Posted on 12/16/2007 3:45:22 PM PST by AKSurprise

Noted conservative jurist Judge Robert Bork endorsed Governor Mitt Romney for President of the United States Saturday.

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 today's 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 court's 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."

Welcoming Judge Bork's support, Governor Romney said, "For decades, Judge Bork has been a leader in moving the conservative legal movement forward. As one of our nation's premier conservative jurists, he has been an important voice for our conservative values in Washington. I look forward to his counsel and working with him on the most important judicial matters facing our nation today."

Judge Bork served as Solicitor General from 1973 to 1978 and acting Attorney General from 1973 to 1974. From 1982 to 1988, he served as a Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. On July 1, 1987, he was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to the position of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. In February 1988, Judge Bork resigned from the Circuit Court and joined the American Enterprise Institute. Judge Bork, who also served as a partner at a major law firm and a Professor of Law at Yale University, is currently a Distinguished Fellow at the Hudson Institute and a Professor at the Ave Maria School of Law.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; antiabortion; bork; conservative; romney
Surprise, surprise, yet another strong conservative voice is backing Governor Romney. Time for some of the Evangelicals, and Social conservatives particularly in Iowas to wake up, and support Romney. Otherwise the GOP will flush the next election down by committing Huckacide....
1 posted on 12/16/2007 3:45:23 PM PST by AKSurprise
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To: AKSurprise

2 posted on 12/16/2007 3:47:20 PM PST by Old Sarge (This tagline in memory of FReeper 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub)
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To: AKSurprise
Bork Endorses Romney
But the Borg endorse Bloomberg. We shall see. :)
3 posted on 12/16/2007 3:47:42 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: AKSurprise
Time for some of the Evangelicals, and Social conservatives particularly in Iowas to wake up, and support Romney. Otherwise the GOP will flush the next election down by committing Huckacide....

No thanks!

I'll take Fred!

He's the better candidate on the issues and has a much more solid background.

Thanks anyway for the recommendation!
4 posted on 12/16/2007 3:50:18 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: AKSurprise
Judge Robert Bork Endorses Mitt Romney


5 posted on 12/16/2007 3:50:23 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: AKSurprise

One gun-grabber deserves another.


6 posted on 12/16/2007 3:51:15 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them, I won't chip away at them" -Mitt Romney)
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To: AKSurprise

National Review is for Romney too.

Mitt is going somewhere, its only a question of if he can survive the Huck surge.

He stands good chances in Michigan, Nevada and New Hampshire.

But he needs to hold the line and try to win Iowa. Huck may pull it out. The smear campaign will be slowed down for Christmas.

The big states down the line are Rudy G territory (New Jersey and California, New York etc.).

My analysis, not endorsement of anyone.


7 posted on 12/16/2007 3:51:41 PM PST by Nextrush (Uncommitted in 2008 but no John McCain or Ron Paul please)
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To: AKSurprise

Bjork?

Never mind.

8 posted on 12/16/2007 3:54:41 PM PST by csvset
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To: csvset
No! Bork!

Bork! Bork! Bork!
9 posted on 12/16/2007 3:57:14 PM PST by ari-freedom (Mitt Romney. He may be a liberal but he's the prettiest.)
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To: AKSurprise

Actually, even though Bork was borked, I think there are better conservative judges out there. He’s good, but not necessarily the best.


10 posted on 12/16/2007 3:57:48 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Considering his apparent willingness to throw principles out the window to back a fraud of a candidate, I’d hope there were better judges.


11 posted on 12/16/2007 4:00:21 PM PST by perfect_rovian_storm (John Cox 2008: Because Duncan Hunter just isn't obscure enough for me!)
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To: AKSurprise
I’m surprised someone with the reputation of Judge Bork would support a flip flopper like Romney.

Anyone who flip flops on Sodomite Unions, forced Sodomite employment, stem cell research, illegal immigration, gun control, and opposes a Constitutional Amendment banning abortion needs to learn more.

12 posted on 12/16/2007 4:04:21 PM PST by Clint N. Suhks (Roses are reddish-Violets are bluish-If it weren’t for Christmas-We’d all be Jewish.©®™)
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To: AKSurprise

Ted Olsen for Rudy and Bork for Romney.

Weird isn’t it?


13 posted on 12/16/2007 4:05:45 PM PST by KoRn
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To: AKSurprise

I was back and forth and confused for a while but I’m finally getting set on Romney myself, not because he is perfect or ideal on every issue, but because every one of the leftist candidates are so scary. I want to vote for the best Republican candidate who can hold to party together and be viable enough to beat the leftist in ‘08.


14 posted on 12/16/2007 4:14:07 PM PST by parisa
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To: AKSurprise
Bork doesn't believe in the Second Amendment (not as an individual right. He thinks it means it's a "collective right" i.e. the National Guard).

So his endorsement is a negative for me.

15 posted on 12/16/2007 4:22:29 PM PST by AnAmericanMother ((Ministrix of Ye Chase, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment)))
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To: AKSurprise

Now, I see that conservatism—despite what many people here believe—is a fluid concept that has different meanings.


16 posted on 12/16/2007 4:23:19 PM PST by paudio
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To: KoRn

And that Minuteman guy for Huck.


17 posted on 12/16/2007 4:29:43 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Hm.)
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To: AKSurprise

The Bork be with you....


18 posted on 12/16/2007 4:30:42 PM PST by alloysteel (Ignorance is no handicap for some people in a debate. They just get more shrill.)
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To: paudio

It’s not a fluid concept at all, just a question of degree. That is why conservative organizations rate candidates on a scale of 1-100. No candidate, even Ronald Reagan could across the board get 100 scores from the plethora of conservative organizations. The idea is to look at what all the candidates are currently saying, look at their past records and accomplishments. Then take into account the scores from conservative organizations, and endorsements from notable and trustworthy conservatives. Put all that together and whoever rates the best on all counts, and is still electable is the candidate that should garner your support.

This is not how die-hards of either party make their decisions. The edge of the political spectrum on either side depends more on emotion and a gut feeling, over rationality. But the process described above is the most lucid and rational way to come to a conclusion on the candidate that could win, and is most in-line with your political and moral beliefs.


19 posted on 12/16/2007 4:32:06 PM PST by AKSurprise ("Massachusetts: 10,555 Sq. Miles surrounded by reality.")
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To: AKSurprise

The anti-Mitters are knocking themselves out trying to figure out a way to attack Bork. They look kinda silly.

This was another enormous endorsement!


20 posted on 12/16/2007 4:35:25 PM PST by TheLion
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To: AKSurprise

Repost, repost and repost. You think it will convince more to become Mitt fans?


21 posted on 12/16/2007 4:39:28 PM PST by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
"And that Minuteman guy for Huck."

Ah yes, I didn't think about that one.

22 posted on 12/16/2007 4:48:32 PM PST by KoRn
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To: Cicero

Bork failed his 2nd test.


23 posted on 12/16/2007 5:08:15 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (ENERGY CRISIS made in Washington D. C.)
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To: AKSurprise
Strange, he seems to have endorsed him yesterday too.
24 posted on 12/16/2007 5:08:35 PM PST by ASA Vet (One has to wonder if Hillary shares Huma with Bill.)
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To: ari-freedom

Bork bork bork bork bork...

25 posted on 12/16/2007 5:11:21 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( "Do well, but remember to do good.")
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To: AKSurprise

The Republicans who are screaming that Romney flip-flops seem incredibly narrow-minded. What kind of person is so righteous that they disdain anyone who changes their mind or conviction ? Scary stuff.


26 posted on 12/16/2007 5:49:13 PM PST by weepnomore
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To: AKSurprise

This is a huge endorsement!


27 posted on 12/16/2007 5:59:19 PM PST by italianquaker (Is there anything Ron Paul doesn't blame the USA for?)
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To: italianquaker

“This is a huge endorsement!”

didn’t you get the memo? Bork is a RHINO!


28 posted on 12/16/2007 6:05:49 PM PST by tompster76 (Amnesty: No aspirations of citizenship to illegals - ever!)
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To: tompster76

lol


29 posted on 12/16/2007 6:19:43 PM PST by italianquaker (Is there anything Ron Paul doesn't blame the USA for?)
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To: AKSurprise
It’s not a fluid concept at all, just a question of degree.

Does the Second Amendment protect the right of all free persons to keep and bear such all artifacts as may be used as weapons in a well-functioning militia, from any action which would is designed to interfere in any meaningful way with free people's exercise of that right, or which interferes significantly with such exercise, whether by design or otherwise?

While there might be some quibbling over terms like 'free persons' (for example, I would not consider fugitives to be free persons) I see no reason the statement should not be regarded as absolute, given a reasonable definition of 'free persons'.

30 posted on 12/16/2007 6:26:50 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: weepnomore
The Republicans who are screaming that Romney flip-flops seem incredibly narrow-minded. What kind of person is so righteous that they disdain anyone who changes their mind or conviction ? Scary stuff.

Sometimes a person will change his something and admit that he was wrong. I don't think any of us particularly mind it when politicians do that. On the other hand, when a politician appears to change his mind but completely fails to acknowledge that his earlier position was wrong, it suggests that the "change" is probably not genuine.

31 posted on 12/16/2007 6:29:56 PM PST by supercat (Sony delenda est.)
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To: TheLion
I won't attack Bork - I am disappointed but I won't attack him.
It's much more fun to attack Romney :)
Seriously, I don't like his record
fred08.com
32 posted on 12/16/2007 7:12:17 PM PST by LinnKeyes2000
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To: weepnomore

changes their mind every few months? yes that’s a concern. wouldn’t it bother you if romney changed his mind back to pro-choice once he wins the nomination?


33 posted on 12/16/2007 8:04:09 PM PST by ari-freedom (Mitt Romney. He may be a liberal but he's the prettiest.)
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To: AKSurprise
Bork Endorses Romney

Is he on drugs???

Heh, heh. Just kidding. Remember the knock on Bork was that he smoked marijuana as a college student. Unbelievably, it was none other than the pickle-livered, underwater stunt driver Ted Kennedy who led the charge against Bork's nomination to the Supreme Court.

What a world we live in.

34 posted on 12/16/2007 8:58:51 PM PST by Texas Eagle (Could pacifists exist if there weren't people brave enough to go to war for their right to exist?)
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To: AKSurprise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_w9pquznG4


35 posted on 12/16/2007 9:15:50 PM PST by Rick_Michael (The Anti-Federalists failed....so will the Anti-Frederalists)
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To: AKSurprise

Great to see NR and Bork endorse Mitt. Clearly the GOP mainstream prefers Mitt over Huck. Mitt is gonna win it all simply because Huck is a protest vote by fringe populist elements. Once the others quit, most of those voters will go to Mitt. The only problem would be if Huck pulls a Perot on us.


36 posted on 12/17/2007 12:40:16 AM PST by Romneyfor President2008
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