Skip to comments.Romney rejects gay marriage pledge
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.
Why doesn’t he just run as a Democrat and spare us the annoyance?
Don’t jump to any conclusions—there is far more to the story than this.
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.
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.
Romney is nothing more than a white version Obama... =.=
Run against Obambi as a democrat . . . just go away . . . and take your stupid health care with you.
>Why doesnt he just run as a Democrat and spare us the annoyance?<
And don’t forget to include that back-stabbing RINO POS Scott Brown..
It’s over for Romney. He is going to end up embarrassed like Giuliani was in the last election cycle.
He's pro-gay marriage. He didn't lift a finger to prevent it from being implemented in Massachusetts.
Romney is a lying maggot.
Boy I hope you’re right.
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.
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.
I think all the pledges are dumb and no one should sign them.
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.
Actually he did lift a finger. He ordered that it be implemented.
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.
I pledge to not sign any pledges.
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.
Thanks for the link.
Just trust Romney! /s
That is disgusting on SO many levels! Bleeeeech! LOL!
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.
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.
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.
so, you are against defining what the candidate believes in BEFORE he is elected??
I guess you must be ecstatic with Scott Brown then!
Romney is a p.o.s., his record proves that
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.
I’d wager $100 Palin wouldn’t sign it either.
It's the one that blew up in Bachmann's face because it suggested slavery was better for blacks than being free.
I agree completely.
nit rummie is just a mini mac daddy.
yeah for another worthless fiscal ‘conservative’
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