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Romney: Women should be allowed to join Augusta
cnn.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | CNN Political Unit

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: freedomofassociation; golf; romney; tradition; women
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How does Mitt feel about non-Mormons being admitted to all Mormon sacraments and services?


21 posted on 04/05/2012 1:38:20 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: EGPWS
I'm so confused.

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Now what were they fighting about again?
22 posted on 04/05/2012 1:39:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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


23 posted on 04/05/2012 1:39:29 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Where’s all the ‘noise’ about illegal immigrants.


24 posted on 04/05/2012 1:39:38 PM PDT by QT3.14 (OBAMA's life: a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!


25 posted on 04/05/2012 1:40:25 PM PDT by noexcuses
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To: chris37

Who the Hell cares?

DING DING DING WE HAVE A WINNER..............


26 posted on 04/05/2012 1:40:25 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WTH is this BS. Can we talk about the country instead of a golf club?

America = Fantasy Nation


27 posted on 04/05/2012 1:40:58 PM PDT by mancini
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?


28 posted on 04/05/2012 1:41:08 PM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Think of a slightly less smarmy Obamaloon.

That’s the RINOmney thing.

I’ll not vote for him.

Not now.

Not evah.

As for the Obamaloon, I wish he’d just fly up his own a...er...Obama.


29 posted on 04/05/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And men should be allowed to use women’s bathrooms, yah, I get it!!


30 posted on 04/05/2012 1:42:15 PM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Don't forget to parse this story's language.

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.

31 posted on 04/05/2012 1:42:37 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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!)


32 posted on 04/05/2012 1:43:25 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: cripplecreek

ROFL!


33 posted on 04/05/2012 1:44:31 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Free ThinkerNY

34 posted on 04/05/2012 1:45:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Over half of U.S. murders are of black people, and 90% of them are committed by other black people.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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.


35 posted on 04/05/2012 1:45:47 PM PDT by alloysteel (It is hard to get a man to understand, when his pay depends upon his not understanding something.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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?.............


36 posted on 04/05/2012 1:45:59 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: what's up

yeah his answer(as a guy running for President)was as good a response as he could have made


37 posted on 04/05/2012 1:46:38 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Romney unmasked, Romney...Unmasked
38 posted on 04/05/2012 1:47:13 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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 men’s baseball, football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, boxing, etc.?

So shut up.


39 posted on 04/05/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
What a non-story, even for FR. The only way Romney's comments could piss me off is if he'd said he would compel the club to do something they don't want to do. He said he would support women members if he were a member of if he "ran the place".

I don't care what Augusta does, as long as it is their decision.

40 posted on 04/05/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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