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Uh oh: Romney refuses to sign pro-life groupís pledge
hot air ^ | 6/17/11 | Allahpundit

Posted on 06/17/2011 6:08:58 PM PDT by Nachum

Doubling down on RomneyCare, confirming that he believes in climate change, now this. Say this for him: At least he’s not a total pander machine this time around. He just … seems to be in the grip of a political death wish. I can’t even explain this in terms of him wanting to stick by a position he espoused in the past in order to signal to voters that he’s “authentic” and won’t bend on his principles easily. His position, ostensibly, is that he’s pro-life. This makes him look like he’s inching back towards his pro-choice past. Is he in fact pandering to centrists here, with an eye already towards the general election, or what?

Coming soon from Pawlenty, presumably: A nasty tweet ripping Mitt for forever flip-flopping on abortion, followed by a whole lot of stammering at the next debate. Bachmann, however, just might lay him out.

The [Susan B. Anthony List] pledge also states that a candidate will, if elected president, nominate pro-life persons to “relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions, in particular the head of National Institutes of Health, the Department of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Justice.” Such a provision, Saul said, would restrict Romney’s ability to choose his Cabinet.

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President Palin anyone?
1 posted on 06/17/2011 6:09:04 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

2 posted on 06/17/2011 6:10:38 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum

I think people have said it as a joke, but if Romney changed parties and challenged Obama for the Dem nomination, he might have an excellent chance of being the next president. But, as a Republican? That’s not gonna happen.


3 posted on 06/17/2011 6:12:56 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: Nachum

Romney demonstrates once again how ths country is cursed with useless politicians,when what we need is God-fearing patriots.


4 posted on 06/17/2011 6:13:21 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Doogle; jesseam; conservativguy99; flat; unkus; JLAGRAYFOX; MamaDearest; freekitty; MinuteGal; ...

In my opinion, Romney can take his Socialist RomneyCare, his RINO support of Climate Change, and shove his RINO campaign where the votes don’t shine.


5 posted on 06/17/2011 6:15:08 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum



6 posted on 06/17/2011 6:16:59 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Very graphic, very vitriolic...

I like it very much. May I use it?

7 posted on 06/17/2011 6:17:25 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Nachum

Romney and Obama are competing for the same 40% to 45% of liberal Democrats and liberal RINOs.


8 posted on 06/17/2011 6:24:06 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Farmer Dean

“God fearing” is a significant characteristic especially compared to the God complex POTUS we have now - not to mention his enablers in the Congress and media.

Not sure what I’d do if it ended up to be Romney v Obama - why is it so hard to defend innocent life??? This is beyond my capacity to understand. As the wonderful RR said - “I’ve noticed that everyone for abortion has already been born”.

Abortion is the real bottom line - at least for me.


9 posted on 06/17/2011 6:25:15 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Nachum
Romney learned well from McCain's success.

You don't have to be a conservative, because most conservatives aren't really paying attention.

10 posted on 06/17/2011 6:30:52 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Money, like chocolate on a hot oven, was melting in the pockets of the people.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

11 posted on 06/17/2011 6:34:16 PM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: Aria

Re: Abortion is the real bottom line - at least for me.

Me too!!


12 posted on 06/17/2011 6:36:16 PM PDT by jesseam (Been there, done that)
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To: Nachum

I think this proves Palin will run, why else would Willard veer left before the primaries even start?


13 posted on 06/17/2011 6:38:40 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Nachum
If conventional wisdom is that Republican candidates should run to the right in the primaries then move to the center once the get the nomination. I will hate to see what happens if Romney gets the nomination, he's so far left already he might end up to the left of Obama before the election.
14 posted on 06/17/2011 6:40:15 PM PDT by apillar
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To: jesseam; Aria

“Re: Abortion is the real bottom line - at least for me.

Me too!!”

Count me in as well !

EODGUY


15 posted on 06/17/2011 6:44:39 PM PDT by EODGUY (Hold on to your copies of the Consititution of the United States. It is going to be re-written.)
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To: Nachum

From the articel:

“Or maybe he thinks tea partiers will line up for him if he’s the nominee no matter what he says or does — which, according to Rasmussen’s new poll, might be true!”

That is the plan. A vote for Trotsky instead of Stalin is not the way forward, comrades.


16 posted on 06/17/2011 6:45:28 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Romney, hopefully, will self-implode.

Dear God, please let him self-implode ;-)


17 posted on 06/17/2011 6:46:40 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: SecondAmendment

I think this proves Bachman is trying for vp. Romney thinks he can flirt with the left because he believes Bachman will bring in the conservatives.


18 posted on 06/17/2011 6:47:58 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: BfloGuy

What’s he’s learned is, conservative aren’t going to vote for him under any circumstances. Then he did the math and determined that with the other 5-7 candidates knocking each other over for TP support, he can take the nomination with a solid base of moderates, squishes and what-have-yous.

The other thing to consider is, a Romney nomination guarantees a serious third party candidate and, ultimately, an Obama victory. Knowing this, dem voters will flood the open primary states with votes for Romney. Call it payback for Operation: Chaos.

I don’t like the way this is playing out. Especially if Romney does well in Iowa, then wins big in New Hampshire and gets the big dollars flowing his way.


19 posted on 06/17/2011 6:56:22 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: Nachum

Why doesnt Romney just get the whole thing over with and wear clown shoes and a big red wig? Honestly, he would still get into trouble even if his advisors super-glued his mouth closed!


20 posted on 06/17/2011 6:56:53 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: allsouthern

IMO Romney is a white Obama.

Might as well keep the devil we know.

I will not be voting for Romney, I have a feeling I will be writing in Sarah Palin.


21 posted on 06/17/2011 6:57:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Nachum
So what's new? Willard's been flipping and flopping on abortion since the 1970`s!

"I RESPECT and will protect a woman's right to choose. . . . Women should be free to choose based on their own beliefs, not mine and not the government's."
~~~ Mitt Romney to NARAL, April 2002

Video Link:Romney on Abortion
2002 Video Link: Ann & Mitt Romney on Abortion
2005 Video Link: Romney Pro-life Pretender

Kick Willard to the curb.

Lets nominate a red blooded conservative.

22 posted on 06/17/2011 6:59:56 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Venturer

Same here.


23 posted on 06/17/2011 7:04:00 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: allsouthern

I admire Sarah’s waist in that front-page photo!!!!!

She’s a size Ø I think.


24 posted on 06/17/2011 7:07:46 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( Ft. Lauderdale Florida (D-20))
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To: Nachum

Romney has to be crushed. He is spitting in the eye of Conservatives because he thinks the GOP is so hard up for a winning candidate it has to be him. As bad as he is now he will get worse if his poll numbers strengthen. What the Tea Parties stood for dies if this asshole is the GOP candidate.


25 posted on 06/17/2011 7:08:45 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yep. Romney is more like a “semi-centrist” Democrat than a Republican (and nowhere near a Conservative by any standard, other than his vain attempts to CLAIM he is Conservative).

Being Conservative is a lot like being a Christian. If you have to TELL people you are (as in they cannot see it in you and your actions), then one has to wonder if you ARE one!


26 posted on 06/17/2011 7:10:15 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: allsouthern

good point!


27 posted on 06/17/2011 7:10:32 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (Palin 2012)
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To: Nachum

Ah, there are thousands of reasons to dislike Mr. Constipation.

I’m not sure I would sign the “pledge”, if I were running. I would tell people what I believe and I’d act accordingly in everything I did. I don’t want to sign no stinkin’ pledges for every group that wants one issue pushed.


28 posted on 06/17/2011 7:10:51 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: allsouthern

“I think this proves Bachman is trying for vp. Romney thinks he can flirt with the left because he believes Bachman will bring in the conservatives.”

If so, he’s wrong... at least so far as I’m concerned. I refuse to choose between a leftist and a leftist this time around - I don’t care if one of them IS more “moderate.”


29 posted on 06/17/2011 7:16:26 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: Nachum

This makes him look like he’s inching back towards his pro-choice past.

I think the author shoud have used the verb “slinking” not “inching”.


30 posted on 06/17/2011 7:24:47 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Doogle

He`s not toast, he`s a DEMOCRAT !


31 posted on 06/17/2011 7:29:57 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Aria
Abortion is the real bottom line - at least for me.

ME TOO!!! How anyone can miss that the right to life is the very first unalienable right defended in the DOI is beyond me. I believe and pray that there are many, many other Americans that feel the same way. If it came down to Romney or Obama. I won't vote for either. I would rather write in a candidate than prove to the RINOs that this issue is a non-starter. Do ya think they will hear us then???

32 posted on 06/17/2011 7:30:35 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to him.)
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To: Nachum

This doesn’t sound like the strategy of someone who thinks he’s the frontrunner so much as a near-desperation strategy of someone who’s trying to stake out unoccupied turf early in hopes that the electorate will happen to shift toward it by the primary season.


33 posted on 06/17/2011 7:31:05 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Nachum

This doesn’t sound like the strategy of someone who thinks he’s the frontrunner so much as a near-desperation strategy of someone who’s trying to stake out unoccupied turf early in hopes that the electorate will happen to shift toward it by the primary season.


34 posted on 06/17/2011 7:31:27 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He will self implode it happened in 08. I want you folks who only want Sarah to please take another look at Michele Bachmann. She isn't a RINO she is the leader of the Tea Party Caucus in the House!!!

I'm supporting her, I love Sarah Palin. I think she is by far one of the most amazing woman in the History of the United States. She is by far the best, but due to the media trashing, Bachmann has the best shot. I will NEVER VOTE ROMNEY, I sincerely believe Michele Bachmann can do this!!! BELIEVE FOLKS!!!

35 posted on 06/17/2011 7:31:59 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

I can second that.


36 posted on 06/17/2011 7:33:41 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Farmer Dean
"Romney demonstrates once again how ths country is cursed with useless politicians,when what we need is God-fearing patriots."
37 posted on 06/17/2011 7:34:03 PM PDT by abcc2011 (Christian and conservative.)
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To: Nachum
I'm super lazy but for keywords can we add "mantan"?

I don't know if Mitt goes into those machines or sprays crap on him, but he clearly is changing the color of his skin using fake crap.

I'm trying to be PG but I really dislike Mitt Romney. I really am disgusted that 33% of so called "Republicans" support this absolute FRAUD!!!

Mitt Romney agrees with maybe less than 1% of my values.

My vote as of today goes to Bachmann and the Tea Party. I like Cain but he doesn't have any experience in in the Government and Bachmann has the charisma to win this!!!

38 posted on 06/17/2011 7:37:12 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: Dengar01

” He will self implode it happened in 08. I want you folks who only want Sarah to please take another look at Michele Bachmann. She isn’t a RINO she is the leader of the Tea Party Caucus in the House!!! “

I L O V E Bachmann....Palin is for carbon credits, and “registration” amnesty.

No worries, she is not running.


39 posted on 06/17/2011 7:39:46 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Nachum

Maybe he’d just like to stay “unemployed”.

In truth, he knows if he sign this all that media love from the Washington Post, CNN, etc. will vanish.


40 posted on 06/17/2011 7:43:06 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Pravious

Dang straight!!


41 posted on 06/17/2011 7:45:22 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: Nachum

Hopefully, conservatives will know a maverick when they see one ...and know to run away from him as fast as they can.


42 posted on 06/17/2011 7:49:33 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Romney, hopefully, will self-implode.
Dear God, please let him self-implode ;-)

Amen!

43 posted on 06/17/2011 8:11:56 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Nachum

It’s a crappy pledge. It includes a promise to sign on to grossly immoral, blatantly unconstitutional legislation. I wouldn’t sign it.

And Romney still sucks.


44 posted on 06/17/2011 8:13:04 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Shoot fifty of them. The rest will stop.)
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To: Nachum

Any candidate who would sign this phony pledge doesn’t have a clue what it means to be pro-life.


45 posted on 06/17/2011 8:17:26 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: SecondAmendment

Well, a RINO Republican paved the way for Obama, turn about is fair play, right Mitt? There are lots of libs who are not happy with Obama so Mitt may be hoping to pick up some of his votes. And the RINO RNC will do everything they can to help him. So we Conservatives really have a job ahead of us.


46 posted on 06/17/2011 8:30:29 PM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Nachum


GO SARAH GO!

47 posted on 06/17/2011 8:31:08 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Aria
Abortion is the real bottom line - at least for me.

For me it's the first hurdle. If there are two competing candidates who both get over it, I'll look at their other positions.

48 posted on 06/17/2011 8:32:57 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: Dengar01

Bachmann is FAR more electable vs. Obama, IMHO, than Palin.


49 posted on 06/17/2011 8:37:29 PM PDT by RockinRight (Rock you like a Hermancain!)
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To: Aria

Abortion...traditional families...2nd Amendment...Our borders.

Any of those are deal breakers for me. If a candidate has any one of those wrong, I cannot trust their morals or their judgement to be executive of this Republic.


50 posted on 06/17/2011 8:39:04 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Liberty is not free. Never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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