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Romney rejects gay marriage pledge
http://www.newsday.com ^ | July 12, 2011 | http://www.newsday.com

Posted on 07/12/2011 6:00:38 PM PDT by Maelstorm

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign said Tuesday that he will not sign a conservative Iowa Christian group's far-reaching pledge opposing gay marriage, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to reject it.

Two of Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, have signed the The...

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To: LuvFreeRepublic
I think all the pledges are dumb and no one should sign them.

This pledge is from the same group that the left sandblasted Bachman and Santorum for signing last week. At that time, it stated blacks are less likely to have two parents than slave children. Insanity.

I wouldn't sign anyone's pledge either.

21 posted on 07/12/2011 6:16:59 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what ?)
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To: Maelstorm
No sweat, Mittens, you'll NEVER be President, we'll see to that.
22 posted on 07/12/2011 6:17:17 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: Maelstorm

I pledge to not sign any pledges.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 6:17:43 PM PDT by AmusedBystander (The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next)
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To: relictele

No we are going to get hung up on his very very bad record. This just highlights it. It isn’t like he hasn’t signed many pledges. He signed one for Grover Norquist not long ago. These pledges are very straightforward. He is the enemy because he doesn’t have the conservative cause in his core not fiscally or socially.


24 posted on 07/12/2011 6:18:05 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: glock rocks

Thanks for the link.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 6:19:17 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: All

Just trust Romney! /s

26 posted on 07/12/2011 6:19:27 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: icwhatudo

That is disgusting on SO many levels! Bleeeeech! LOL!


27 posted on 07/12/2011 6:21:35 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: All

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28 posted on 07/12/2011 6:25:38 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: icwhatudo

Though she looks a tad overdressed, I’d be more likely to vote for any randomly selected Walmart shopper than most anything we have in DC currently.


29 posted on 07/12/2011 6:26:57 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what ?)
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To: Maelstorm

Prego.


30 posted on 07/12/2011 6:28:40 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what ?)
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To: glock rocks
This group has a long history of creating one blunder after the other. I wouldn't sign any group's pledge. This is getting ridiculous and these worthless pledges have far more to do with the group trying to get their names before the public than doing anything useful.

I know all the players in this and some of them very well. Any candidate who signs this pledge has a strike against them as far as I'm concerned. It's pandering and I'm sick of phony pandering.

31 posted on 07/12/2011 6:46:12 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: AmusedBystander

You got it. A friend and I were going to start a group that asks all these candidates to sign a pledge they will sign no more pledges. It’s a waste of time and useless.


32 posted on 07/12/2011 6:48:04 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: relictele

so, you are against defining what the candidate believes in BEFORE he is elected??
I guess you must be ecstatic with Scott Brown then!


33 posted on 07/12/2011 6:54:27 PM PDT by RaceBannon (Ron Paul is to the Constitution what Fred Phelps is to the Bible.)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic
I think all the pledges are dumb and no one should sign them.

I agree.

Romney is a p.o.s., his record proves that

34 posted on 07/12/2011 6:58:32 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Maelstorm

No, I’m saying the pledge-signing and all the will-he-won’t-he pantomime is unnecessary and even juvenile no matter who the candidate is.

I realize that such pledges are an attempt to get recalcitrant candidates to commit to a position but even if the pledge is ‘Why Mom, Baseball & Apple Pie Are Good Things’ it proves nothing and achieves nothing.

I have no love for Romney nor his record and I also scorn politicians attempting to see and support all sides of an issue a la Lt Keefer of the USS Caine but one pledge from one interest group begets another. Positions and platforms should be clearly stated and frankly any candidate worth voting for will have the courage to say so without third parties forcing him/her to run their little gauntlet.


35 posted on 07/12/2011 7:27:04 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Maelstorm

I’d wager $100 Palin wouldn’t sign it either.


36 posted on 07/12/2011 7:58:59 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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Can't blame him for not signing that "pledge."

It's the one that blew up in Bachmann's face because it suggested slavery was better for blacks than being free.

37 posted on 07/12/2011 8:16:29 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I agree completely.


38 posted on 07/12/2011 8:37:10 PM PDT by constitutiongirl (The Truth is a Person.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

nit rummie is just a mini mac daddy.


39 posted on 07/12/2011 9:48:00 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Maelstorm

yeah for another worthless fiscal ‘conservative’


40 posted on 07/13/2011 12:01:43 AM PDT by Tempest (Ruining the day of corporate butt kissers everywhere.)
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