Skip to comments.Who Is Mitt Romney
Posted on 06/24/2011 6:29:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
Republicans recently have watched multiple Romneys at war with each other over abortion, ethanol, global warming, and more. Alas, this is nothing new. Various Romneys have battled themselves on issues as old as the Vietnam War.
I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam, Hawkish Romney said in the June 24, 2007, Boston Globe while running as a conservative for 2008s GOP nomination.
But Romney sang a softer song while campaigning for Senate in liberal Massachusetts. I was not planning on signing up for the military, dovish Romney said in the May 2, 1994, Boston Herald. It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.
Just last week, Romney spooked pro-lifers by refusing to sign the Susan B. Anthony Lists pledge to nominate anti-abortion judges and other federal officials. Romney properly noted that this promise might block, say, a pro-choice spy master from leading the electronic sleuths at the National Security Agency, which does not address abortion. Still, this dustup underscored Romneys bipolarity on this key issue.
I believe that abortion is the wrong choice except in cases of incest, rape, and to save the life of the mother, pro-life Romney wrote in the July 26, 2005, Boston Globe.
But less than three years earlier, in October 2002, pro-choice Romney disagreed: Let me make this very clear. I will preserve and protect a womans right to choose.
Government under President Obama has grown to consume almost 40 percent of our economy, pro-enterprise Romney said June 2. We are only inches away from ceasing to be a free-market economy.
I support the subsidy of ethanol, rent-seeking Romney said on May 27 in Iowa, however. I believe ethanol is an important part of our energy solution for this country.
Four days earlier, former governor Tim Pawlenty (R, Minn.) bravely opposed ethanol subsidies in Iowa. Nonetheless, Romney bear-hugged this boondoggle weeks before the U.S. Senate voted 7327 on June 16 to terminate the ethanol tax credit.
I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that, CO2-fighting Romney said on June 3. I think its important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants, of greenhouse gases, that may well be significant contributors to the climate change and global warming that youre seeing.
Romney earned a wave of the scepter from none other than the pope of the global-warming church, former vice president Albert Gore Jr.
Good for Mitt Romney, Gore wrote on June 15. While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party.
Governor Romney, CNNs John King asked at a June 13 GOP debate in New Hampshire, constitutional amendment or state decision [to ban gay marriage]?
Constitutional, replied traditional-values Romney.
Conversely, modern-values Romney, said in an Aug. 25, 1994 interview with Bostons gay newspaper Bay Windows: The authorization of marriage on a same-sex basis falls under state jurisdiction.
Gun-toting Romney called himself a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association in April 2007. (Actually that lifetime began in August 2006.)
Gun-controlling Romney declared in 1994: I dont line up with the NRA.
Sportsman Romney said in 2007: Ive been a hunter pretty much all my life. A spokesman clarified that Romney actually had hunted precisely twice: At age 15 and in 2006.
Ronald Reagan is . . . my hero, the Gipper-loving Romney said in 2005, as the Boston Globes Scot Lehigh noted on Jan. 19, 2007. I believe that our partys ascendancy began with Ronald Reagans brand of visionary and courageous leadership.
I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush, Reagan-bashing Romney said in 1994, while running against the late senator Edward Moore Kennedy (D., Mass.). Im not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.
Actually, Romney is doing Republicans a huge favor by disappointing them now, when they can deny him the nomination, rather than waiting until after being inaugurated, as both president Bushes so maddeningly did.
Daddy Bush spent eight years riding shotgun beside Ronald Reagan. Surely, two terms as the Gippers vice president prepared him to fortify Reagans victories. Wrong! Read my lips: George Herbert Walker Bush raised taxes, swelled spending, and wimpishly dissolved when challenged by a young governor of Arkansas making his maiden presidential bid.
Baby Bush will be nothing like his dad, his supporters promised. Hes like Reagans grandson. Wrong again! Tax cuts and the War on Terror aside, George Walker Bush spent America into a hole, nationalized companies like teenage girls buy shoes, and steered the GOP into a ditch from which only the Tea Party could rescue it.
Republicans should expose a potential nominees fatal flaws before, not after, the primaries.
For a change, Republicans should heed a top Democrat. Like the proverbial busted clock that is right twice daily, Senate majority leader Harry Reid of Nevada was correct Tuesday when he said of Willard Mitt Romney: The front-runner in the Republican stakes now? Heres a man who doesnt know who he is.
If Rudy gets into the race, Deroy will go right back to pimping him.
Who Is Mitt Romney? A closet Democrat and a Poor Little Rich boy PUNK!
Give the guy a break. He’s flexible, growing, evolving, open, nuanced. All that good stuff.
good to see National REview on the case!!!
"Nuanced" ..... Yes, that he is too. Just like that other nuanced, spoiled, big government statist elitist from the Northeast....
Kerry ... Romney: the only difference is that Mitty has better hair dye.
Mitt Romney is a phony as an Obama’s Social security number.
Born under Pisces, sign of two fish going in opposite directions. Duplicity, ambivalence, contradiction, illusion, completes his own ticket (Isuzu/Tuna 2012).
Mitt Romney is the former somewhat Republican governor of one of the “bluest” states in the Union. During his time as governor, he inflicted a health care program on the state that it is threatening the state’s solvency. He also allowed the “Big Dig” fraud to continue.
That a majority of voters of the People’s Democratic Republic of Massachusetts would even vote for him for governor should disqualify him for any national Republican office.
I’d love for Rudy to get in and for Deroy to pump him—anything to cut into Romney’s vote.
I wouldn’t even so much mind if Palin then rewarded him with the VP slot.
It’s a little late but still welcome to see someone at NR tell the truth about Shamney.
A squishy socialist in magic underpants.
Who Is Mitt RINOmney? Better!
Romney is a traitor, crook and prostitute who’ll gladly sell himself to Soros or anyone giving him tons of cash in exchange for performing acts of treason for them.
In addition to Romney's fake polls, fake badges,
fake endorsements, fake fake fake taxes called "fees",
Milt Romney and Bill Hudak
are now linked to the creation
of several fake 'Tea Party's, including one
which attacked Gov. Palin from Texas in June (see post 11)
Williard Mitt Romney. the TWO time draft dodger
This is the REAL heart of Willie Mitty
1994 I was not planning on signing up for the military. It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam. (Boston Herald May 2, 1994)
This is the deceptive heart of Willie Mitty, in order to get elected
2007 I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there and in some ways it was frustrating not to feel like I was there as part of the troops that were fighting in Vietnam, (Boston Globe, June 24, 2007)
(Note: He speaks as though he wanted to “represent our country” as an Olympic athlete)
Romney could have enlisted and gone to Vietnam anytime he WANTED TO.
However he didnt have to WANT TO
Just as he doesnt have it now for his FIVE eligible sons.
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