Skip to comments.Romney: Women should be allowed to join Augusta
Posted on 04/05/2012 1:27:47 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(CNN) Mitt Romney added his voice to the chorus calling for women to be allowed to join Augusta National Golf Club.
When asked if women should be admitted, the Republican presidential frontrunner responded: "Of course."
"I am not a member of Augusta. I don't know if I would qualify. My golf game is not that good," Romney told reporters after an energy-themed event in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania. "Certainly if I were a member, if I could run Augusta, which isn't likely to happen, of course I'd have women into Augusta."
Earlier Thursday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Barack Obama's "personal opinion is women should be admitted."
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Romney pander ping.
Who the Hell cares?
Again, another example why there would be no difference in voting for one over the other. What a tool.
They should allow conservative into the GOP as well, you northeastern imbecile. This clown is the frontrunner?
Myth will never play at Augusta.
I regret that Romney holds that position. Private clubs and organizations have the right to self-select. No boys in the Brownie Troops.
I’d be a lot more impressed if he had shrugged his shoulders and said it wasn’t even on his radar.
Instead he’s now on record for agreeing with someone else who should deal with the job at hand and not worry about golf. (obama)
Dear Mitt and Barack —
Is Augusta a private or a public institution??
Does it accept Government funds??
Romney.....what an embarrassment, with much more to come before he gets his a$$ kicked in November.
If Bath-House Barry had a son, he’d sound just like Mitt.
Ugh. SHUT UP MITT
NONE of YOUR business, Mittens. Go back on the campaign trail & keep lying to us to get the nomination.
This is a private club. PRIVATE!!!!
Leave them alone.
Ya know ... does he REALLY think ppl don’t see that he is King of Pander? Wow. Just wow.
The man is a moron and the media plans on surprising America with it.
After all, this is the genius who felt that it was necessary to explain that there were no sharks in the great lakes and that the ocean is salt water.
He's competing with 0bama in a match of "Who's the Better Liberal".
No boys in the Brownie Troops.””
No, but Trump got hornswoggled into letting a TRANSGENDER -man to woman- into the MISS UNIVERSE contest!!
Gloria All Red came out & claimed discrimination——
Is there any kind of litigation that whore won’t delve into??
And so it begins. Romney seeks to out Obama, Obama. Pathetic. No, sickening. Have fun voting for Romney. I didn’t, and I will not.
It’s a private. club, it’s none of your business.
How does Mitt feel about non-Mormons being admitted to all Mormon sacraments and services?
as long as they are good looking chicks under 40 years old.. more often than not older women 4somes are a drag to play behind
Where’s all the ‘noise’ about illegal immigrants.
Obama is going to be commenting on all these types of issues from here on out so that Romney has to respond. If Romney said hell no it’s a private club then the headline would read “Romney anti women”. I think he did a fine job answering it - if HE was running the club which is highly unlikey, he would allow women members which squares with my opinion that if I were running it I would allow them too!
Who the Hell cares?
DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER..............
WTH is this BS. Can we talk about the country instead of a golf club?
America = Fantasy Nation
If I owned a golf course, I’d would have it open to the public. What they do at Augusta is no one’s business, except those who have a stake in it. To just add my opinion, Augusta is making money without women. Why take a risk of losing cash so a few women can get notoriety?
Think of a slightly less smarmy Obamaloon.
That’s the RINOmney thing.
I’ll not vote for him.
As for the Obamaloon, I wish he’d just fly up his own a...er...Obama.
And men should be allowed to use women’s bathrooms, yah, I get it!!
Look at what Romney said..."Certainly if I were a member, if I could run Augusta, which isn't likely to happen, of course I'd have women into Augusta".
And many people would do the same.
Now, this is a little different than saying "of course" immediately when asked if Augusta should do it. It doesn't see as though he's telling AUGUSTA what to do...he's saying HE would do it.
Quite a different take. I don't like Romney, but it seems as though the MSM may have taken the "of course" out of context...not unusual for the LSM.
I can see where this would be a real Candidate breaker! (Who cares about the National Debt and economy anyway, this is what is far more important!)
Phony issue. Do men join Curves or Shape?
And why is that, you ask? Because women, it turns out, have special concerns.
And men DON’T have special concerns? Smoking cigars, sipping whiskey, swapping lies and general swagger, none of which appeal to females for the most part, and should they be in the room, would seek to suppress.
That is why the “Members Only” policy exists in the first ploace, and why the membership is further restricted to “Men Only” at Augusta.
How is he going to campaign against Obuzzard when he holds the exact same views and policies?
Vote for me because I am less liberal?
Vote for me because I’m a rich white guy?.............
yeah his answer(as a guy running for President)was as good a response as he could have made
Shut your stupid trap up, Romney.
I am saying this as a woman: If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.
Quit trying to turn the males/females against one another.
So why not have females participate in mens baseball, football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, boxing, etc.?
So shut up.
I don't care what Augusta does, as long as it is their decision.
Augusta, however, has major hypocritical sponsers, and CEO's the same type that would ban their advertising on Rush..
I'd like to see a little character....if you play for a segregated club then stand up for all segregated clubs....
all it would take would for the ultra liberal ESPN or CBS or ABC or NBC to refuse to cover the masters...or for that matter, if Woody and Phil etc would just announce that they will not play their...
you know Gary Player faced all kinds of retbuke because he came from a segregated country...
Wag the dog Part II
This certainly qualifies as a matter of national importance during an election year. I’m so glad to hear the candidates in agreement! /sarc
Smart move I think, and I am not necessarily a Mitt fan. But by answering the way he did there is no ‘republican agenda’ on the status of women members at Augusta.
If he had said the Club can make its own decisions the next question would have been "so are you saying it's OK to deny members based on race too"?
Romney didn't allow himself to be trapped. One point in his favor IMO.
Mitt, freedom of association is a tenant somewhere. Giving up conservatives to win independent idiots is no way to win an election. Why can’t white congress critters join the cbc at will while you’re at it?
Someone from the RNC called me today for a donation, and by the end of the conversation I had him admitting that the Party’s “Favorite’ was a RINO. LOL.
Do you want me to say “yes”?
Do you want me to say “no”?
Do you want me to say “anything”?
Get the picture?
RINOmney is a vapid dork with no sense of anything.
Its a private club, shouldn't the members be allowed to chose who can join?
Romney, how about something like what I believe (and most other normal Americans and conservatives:
“I’m not a member. I don’t know their private membership requirements. Knowing what little I do, I wouldn’t have a problem admitting women. But it is a private club and they have long standing traditions. It’s not for me to say why they have rules against it or whether or not it should be changed. If we don’t like the way they do business we shouldn’t join or support it. It’s a free country.”
How hard is that. Then it’s not pandering, you A$$hat.