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The Myths of Mitt Romney (vanity)
Gary Glenn | December 23, 2007 | Gary Glenn

Posted on 12/23/2007 10:27:07 AM PST by AFA-Michigan

"MAKING IT UP AS HE GOES ALONG"

BOSTON GLOBE: "(Romney) ended the week trying to explain a discrepancy between assertion and fact... It hurt because it's a reminder of discrepancies between assertion and fact when it comes to Romney's overall conservative credentials." http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/04/08/guns_trust_and_romney

EYE ON 08.COM: "This is important because it goes to character. Romney struggles to tell the truth and keep his story straight about basic facts about his own life. He also struggles to keep his story straight on issues like abortion, gay rights, taxes, guns... It is clear what Romney is doing. He is just making it up as he goes along. He is making himself up as he goes along."

http://www.eyeon08.com/2007/04/07/lifetime-hunter-mitt-romney-never-had-license

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ROMNEY SAID HIS FATHER MARCHED WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING. HE DIDN'T.

BOSTON GLOBE: "Mitt Romney acknowledged yesterday that he never saw his father march with Martin Luther King, Jr. as he asserted in a nationally televised speech this month."

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/12/21/romney_never_saw_father_on_king_march

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ROMNEY SAID HE MARCHED WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING. HE DIDN'T.

BOSTON GLOBE: "Mitt Romney went a step further in a 1978 interview with the Boston Herald. Talking about the Mormon Church and racial discrimination, he said: 'My father and I marched with Martin Luther King Jr. through the streets of Detroit.' Yesterday, Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom acknowledged that was not true. 'Mitt Romney did not march with Martin Luther King,' he said in an e-mail statement to the Globe."

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/12/21/romney_never_saw_father_on_king_march

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ROMNEY SAID HIS DEVOUTLY RELIGIOUS MOTHER CAMPAIGNED FOR ABORTION RIGHTS. SHE DIDN'T.

BOSTON GLOBE: "(Former Michigan Republican Party chairwoman Elly) Peterson is dumbfounded to hear that Mitt Romney has described his mother as having been an abortion rights supporter during (her 1970 U.S. Senate) campaign. 'If it happened, I'd remember it,' she said in a telephone interview. 'It didn't, and I don't.' ...Lenore Romney's campaign stance is relevant only because her son...raised it in 1994 during a debate with Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and he has been sending mixed signals on abortion ever since. 'I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country,' he said in 1994. 'I have since the time that my mom took that position when she ran in 1970 as a U.S. Senate candidate.' ...Detroit Free Press archives yielded no (Lenore Romney) campaign references to abortion...'The idea that Lenore would defy her church is hard to believe,' Peterson said."

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2005/06/26/evolving_history

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ROMNEY SAID: "I WASN'T PRO-CHOICE."

ROMNEY SAID: "I WAS PRO-CHOICE."

WHICH IS IT, MITT?

FOX NEWS SUNDAY: "I never called myself pro-choice. I never allowed myself to use the word 'pro-choice,' because I didn't feel I was pro-choice. I would protect the law, I said, as it was, but I wasn't pro-choice."

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,293017,00.html

ASSOCIATED PRESS: "I think I've made it very clear. I was pro-choice, or effectively pro-choice, when I ran in 1994 (and 2002)."

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hjo2zpLNAjtxCVkBA1Xn9FYQ5tpQD8TK3G500

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ROMNEY SAID HE WAS ENDORSED BY THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION. HE WASN'T.

WASHINGTON POST: "Under Russert's grilling about guns on this morning's 'Meet the Press,' former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney claimed an endorsement he'd never won. ...'I also was pleased to have the support of the NRA when I ran for governor. I sought it, I seek it now. ...I told you what my position was, and what I did as governor; the fact that I received the endorsement of the NRA.' The problem? He was never endorsed by the NRA ... 'The NRA did not endorse in the 2002 campaign,' said (Romney campaign) spokesman Kevin Madden, when asked about Romney's comments."

http://blog.washingtonpost.com/the-trail/2007/12/16/romney_claims_nra_endorsement.html

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ROMNEY SAID: "I HAVE A GUN OF MY OWN." HE DOESN'T.

BOSTON GLOBE: "'I have a gun of my own. I go hunting myself. I'm a member of the NRA and believe firmly in the right to bear arms,' Romney said. Asked by reporters at the gun show Friday whether he personally owned the gun, Romney said he did not." http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2007/01/14/romney_retreats_on_gun_control

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ROMNEY SAID HE'S HUNTED "ALL MY LIFE." ONCE EVERY 40 YEARS, THAT IS.

BOSTON GLOBE: "This week in Keene, N.H., Romney told a man in an NRA hat that he had 'been a hunter pretty much all of my life,' the Associated Press reported. The Romney campaign later acknowledged that Romney, 60, hunted one summer as a teenager and once in his late 50's."

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2007/04/08/guns_trust_and_romney

ASSOCIATED PRESS: "Officials in the four states where Mitt Romney has lived say the Republican presidential contender, who calls himself a lifelong hunter, never took out a license."

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/04/07/romney_defends_lack_of_hunting_license

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Did I miss any?


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1 posted on 12/23/2007 10:27:08 AM PST by AFA-Michigan
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To: AFA-Michigan

There are so many pandering flip-flops that it’s hard to keep track of them all .


2 posted on 12/23/2007 10:32:09 AM PST by Neu Pragmatist (Your friendly resident drive-by poster , it's for a great cause ! Stop the RINO's - VOTE FRED !)
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To: AFA-Michigan
Probably not. Did not take long to rehash a story that has been on FR for days now. The Concord Monitor story is already going on a rehash today. You are rehashing the Boston Globe story. I expect a rehash of something out of the NYT any minute now.
3 posted on 12/23/2007 10:33:53 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: AFA-Michigan

Don’t know if you missed any, but the point was made. This guy is a phony.


4 posted on 12/23/2007 10:34:36 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Neu Pragmatist

Wow, look. Another anti-Romney thread. How original!

Whatsamatta? Your candidate cannot run on his own credentials?


5 posted on 12/23/2007 10:34:38 AM PST by bw17
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To: AFA-Michigan

Wow, look. Another anti-Romney thread. How original!

Whatsamatta? Your candidate cannot run on his own credentials?


6 posted on 12/23/2007 10:35:07 AM PST by bw17
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To: AFA-Michigan

He’s been a lifetime member of the NRA . . . for about two years.


7 posted on 12/23/2007 10:35:17 AM PST by Petronski (Reject the liberal superfecta: huckabee, romney, giuliani, mccain)
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To: Parley Baer

Those are FACTS posted. Not a story.

Can you REBUT any of them?


8 posted on 12/23/2007 10:35:23 AM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: bw17

So you like flip-flopping panderers that tell stories ?


9 posted on 12/23/2007 10:41:55 AM PST by Neu Pragmatist ( Stop the RINO's - VOTE FRED !)
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To: Parley Baer

“Rehash...rehash...rehash.”

Actually, the Monitor and Globe and Times are just rehashing what I’ve been saying for the last almost three years now.

See Boston Globe, March 16, 2005:

http://www.boston.com:80/news/local/articles/2005/03/16/mich_group_sees_romney_in_liberal_light/


10 posted on 12/23/2007 10:42:40 AM PST by AFA-Michigan
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To: Petronski
He’s been a lifetime member of the NRA . . . for about two years.

I believe that, in terms of NRA membership, the actual term is a "life" member rather than a "lifetime" member. I have no idea which term he used.

AFAICT, it's a membership category that gets you membership for the rest of your life regardless of when you buy it.

11 posted on 12/23/2007 10:44:53 AM PST by Bob
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To: bw17
Your candidate cannot run on his own credentials?

Your candidate cannot run without his magical underpants?

12 posted on 12/23/2007 10:46:43 AM PST by humblegunner (My KungFu is ten times power.)
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To: Diogenesis
They have all been hashed over many times. But one more time. Rearding the NRA story he was referring to a piece of legislation that had the support of the NRA.

If you want to believe the Boston Globe that is your right. Now I’m a member of the NRA, California Rifle and Pistol Association and SASS. Is Mitt my number one candidate? No. However I believe the incessant drumbeat of the anti-Mitt forces is way over the top. So much so that I beginning to think there is more behind it than meets the eye. That is why I’m taking the position I have.

13 posted on 12/23/2007 10:47:20 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: bw17

“Whatsamatta? Your candidate cannot run on his own credentials?”

My candidate seems to be doing just fine, thank you, despite being outspent 20-to-1 by The Great Prevaricator.

But the diversionary reference to how any other candidate is doing is irrelevant to the truth (or more often untruth) of Romney’s own words.


14 posted on 12/23/2007 10:47:21 AM PST by AFA-Michigan
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To: Bob

Romney joined the NRA in August 2006, then began boasting that he was a “life member” of the NRA.

As with much of his rhetoric, intended to lead the uninformed listener to believe something that’s not true.

As in...

“I was always for life.”

“I wasn’t pro-choice.”

“I don’t take the position of a pro-life candidate.”

Sorry, I’m getting confused.


15 posted on 12/23/2007 10:51:40 AM PST by AFA-Michigan
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To: AFA-Michigan
I am no Romney fan by any means but sourcing the Boston Globe for ANYTHING?????

Sheesh......

16 posted on 12/23/2007 10:52:30 AM PST by KenHorse (The Internet. Enabling the village idiot to become the global idiot with the click of the mouse)
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To: AFA-Michigan

That says a lot. I guess they are the newspapers of record for you.


17 posted on 12/23/2007 10:53:11 AM PST by Parley Baer
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To: AFA-Michigan
Don’t most of these politicians make it up as they go along? What you get after the election is far from their premises. The only two that haven’t resorted to BS are
Thompson and McCain.
18 posted on 12/23/2007 10:59:03 AM PST by ANGGAPO (LayteGulfBeachClub)
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To: Parley Baer
They have all been hashed over many times. But one more time. Rearding the NRA story he was referring to a piece of legislation that had the support of the NRA.

Actually the whole story was that Willard lied when he said he had been endorsed by the NRA when he ran for Governor. He was never endorsed by the NRA and finally admitted that fact.

19 posted on 12/23/2007 11:02:14 AM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: AFA-Michigan

Looks like you may be showing your ignorance of the NRA. You can buy a lifetime membership. He probably bought it in 2006. He is now a lifetime member. So what is your problem with that?


20 posted on 12/23/2007 11:02:43 AM PST by Parley Baer
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