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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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Not a surprise.

1 posted on 07/12/2011 6:00:40 PM PDT by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

FAGGOT!@?!@#$%&$#@


2 posted on 07/12/2011 6:01:41 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Maelstorm

Why doesn’t he just run as a Democrat and spare us the annoyance?


3 posted on 07/12/2011 6:02:33 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: Maelstorm

Don’t jump to any conclusions—there is far more to the story than this.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 6:02:49 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: COBOL2Java

I wouldn’t sign their stupid pledge either and I can tell you that my refusal to sign it wouldn’t have a thing to do with gay marriage and the pledge had little to do with gay marriage.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 6:04:34 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Maelstorm

Evil. There is not difference between voting for nobama or romney.

I will not vote for romney.

I will do everything I can to replace the Repub party completely if he is the nominee.

Actually, I see that happening anyway within a few years. The Repub brand makes no sense any more.

It is time for establishments and rinos to either get with the conservative program or go democrat or independent and be done with it.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 6:05:37 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We need to fix things ourselves)
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To: Maelstorm

Romney is nothing more than a white version Obama... =.=


7 posted on 07/12/2011 6:06:35 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Maelstorm
Right! He's a homosexual loving democrat! So why doesn't he just leave us alone.

Run against Obambi as a democrat . . . just go away . . . and take your stupid health care with you.

8 posted on 07/12/2011 6:06:34 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: COBOL2Java

>Why doesn’t he just run as a Democrat and spare us the annoyance?<

And don’t forget to include that back-stabbing RINO POS Scott Brown..


9 posted on 07/12/2011 6:06:53 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: Maelstorm

It’s over for Romney. He is going to end up embarrassed like Giuliani was in the last election cycle.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 6:07:00 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Hairdo.


11 posted on 07/12/2011 6:07:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
You are right. "Front runner" Romney is
out hiding, afraid to confront Obama.
The only bravery Romney ever has had
is against Gov. Palin's children.



12 posted on 07/12/2011 6:07:35 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Don’t jump to any conclusions—there is far more to the story than this.

He's pro-gay marriage. He didn't lift a finger to prevent it from being implemented in Massachusetts.

Romney is a lying maggot.

13 posted on 07/12/2011 6:08:38 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: RINOs suck

Boy I hope you’re right.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 6:09:31 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Maelstorm

Oh goody - are we going to get hung up on stupid look-at-me pledges and purity tests (again) rather than defeating the enemy?

A football team comprised of 22 defensive players cannot function let alone win.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 6:09:46 PM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Maelstorm
The whole article is on Google news.
16 posted on 07/12/2011 6:09:52 PM PDT by glock rocks (Wait, what ?)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Yes there is. When he was governor he increased the funding for the so called “Governors Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth” or some such thing to $250,000 dollars. A quarter of a million when the state was in financial crises. The pledge is very straightforward and doesn’t have any I gotchas. He did the same with the Pro-Life Pledge which also was very straightforward. He did manage to sign Grover Norquists Tax pledge so it isn’t like he just doesn’t sign stupid pledges.


17 posted on 07/12/2011 6:10:12 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: Conservativegreatgrandma

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


18 posted on 07/12/2011 6:10:42 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: PieterCasparzen

I reached that conclusion when the more I researched his record the more I had to ask myself how any conservative fiscal or otherwise could support then man from a policy perspective. His job creation record isn’t even any good in MA. He actually had to be stopped by the Democrats from raising draconian fees on businesses in MA and the cincher is that 2/3s of his judicial appointments were liberal Dems and Dem leaning independents. A couple were outright gay activists and one of these judges let out a violent criminal which killed a newlywed couple over $50. There are consequences to electing these guys. A nice suit, good hair, and a beautiful family won’t go very far when our principles and policies are steamrolled because someone doesn’t have the fight or the will to stand by them.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 6:15:33 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: RINOs suck

Actually he did lift a finger. He ordered that it be implemented.


20 posted on 07/12/2011 6:16:15 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: 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

Keep FR Going

DONATE


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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To: All; Maelstorm
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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