Skip to comments.Romney on Chick-fil-A: Thatís not something thatís part of my campaign
Posted on 08/03/2012 3:33:17 PM PDT by Third Person
Via the Examiner, I understand why he punted here. His retort to Reids tax-evasion smear last night was that its an obvious, grotesque attempt to hand the media a new distraction from Obamas record. He just got back from a foreign policy trip/photo op that was also submerged in distractions, most notably his Olympics comments in London and his aides kiss my ass comments to the press in Poland. Hes just begun pushing a more positive message keyed to his biography to convince undecideds that hes up to the job. The last thing he wants right now is another distraction wrapped around his ankles, particularly on a day when the news is about the latest disappointing jobs report.
Given that the Chick-fil-A question here was packaged with another question about Bachmann and the Muslim Brotherhood, he had two dilemmas. One: If he weighs in on either, thats a story and now suddenly hes being asked about gay marriage and Islamism instead of jobs for the middle class. If you want a candidate whos more interested in culture-war issues than economic growth, try Romney 2008. Two: If he weighs in only on Chick-fil-A, the easier of the two topics, then therell be a separate story on why he specifically ducked the question about Bachmann and hell hear it from her supporters and from the media for dodging. He probably figured he was better off playing it safe (as usual) and passing on both. Hey if you wanted a nominee whod inch out on the highwire to answer any question put to him, you should have nominated Newt.
Still, hurts to know that even a tool like Mike Bloomberg is capable of offering a righteous answer on CFA when called on to do so:
Critics trying to shut Chick-fil-A because its CEO opposes gay marriage are undermining the very essence of the Constitution, Mayor Bloomberg declared today in a stirring defense of the embattled fast food chain.
It isnt the right thing to do and it isnt what America stands for, Bloomberg said on his weekly WOR radio show. And those people who dont like (Chick-fil-A) dont understand their rights were protected by people who took a difficult position in the past and stood by it. They stood up so everybody else would be free.
Whats for sure is that government cannot in the United States, in America, under the Constitution, be run where you have a litmus test for the personal views of somebody when they want something in the commercial world.
Barney Frank also managed to say a word against government discrimination towards Chick-fil-A. Ah well. Maybe Mitt will get another question about this tomorrow and say something about free speech even if he ends up avoiding the subject of gay marriage. Speaking of which, enjoy the second clip below. Not sure whats gotten into Stewart lately, but this is a rare week during which most of his big hits have been at the expense of Democrats.
Exit quotation via Mediaite: Pretty sure you cant outlaw a company with perfectly legal business practices because you find their CEOs views repellant. Not sure which amendment covers that, but its probably in the top 1.
Where did you read or hear that he said this? I suspect that it is the fruit of your inner dialog.
I’m gonna puke. I knew Romney was bad but I didn’t know he was that bad. We are so screwed.
Bill, I wouldn't even want to be in any "ilk" that didn't count you and wareagle as charter members. ;)
Severely pragmatic of him.
Whens the last time a Republican politician stood with Conservatives even when it was inconvenient? Honest question.
When is one no longer considered a n00b?
In other words,when is an OPINION considered valid?
A year? Two years? Should one post no opinions at all until some arbitrary time which I have never been able to figure out.
This election is about the economy and Obama’s failure in spite of getting multiple stimlus packages as requested. To get side-tracked with gay, abortion, or other democrat party disctactions using the social agenda arena would have been stupid. Once Mitt is president, he can start evolving his postions by devoling Obama’s agenda.
Whether or not I'm "a DUer" is NOT an opinion... valid or otherwise.
Romney on Chick-fil-A: Thats not something thats part of my campaign
So says the father of same sex marriage...
Well, I would advise you NOT to make excuses for Romney
not having an opinion on Gay Marriage.
He seemed to have a “lot” of opinions about Gay Marriage
when he was the Gov.(See Post 21 Excellent Recap).
And as far as those on this site, for whatever reason, cannot
vote for Romney, that is their personal choice, as well.
My advice is to get as many moderates as you can to vote for
Romney. They may be what carries Romney over the finish line. Many conservatives may not vote for Romney because of
their convictions. Just a fact.
You must be a hater, using incontrovertible facts as if they were true. That is not showing party loyalty.
Social issues are not a “distraction.” Look around; our culture is at stake.
One of the most obnoxious (and intellectually dishonest) Mittbot trolls on this site has finally been given the old heave-ho! ;)
Agree. The powder must be kept dry for the big battles ahead.
No one here choose Romney, but somehow, the majority of Republican voters did.
The prime directive now is to remove Obama and his corrupt Communist cabal on November 6th, because that will be the last peaceful opportunity we will have to do so.
An Obama second term is a disaster for America, in ways we cannot dream of. Those that speak of letting it happen because Romney is the GOP candidate know not the severity of what is planned for us by Obama and his handlers.
That’s the name I’m writing in. What a coincidence.
At the GOP-e convention Willard should be Repealed and Replaced....
hes better to stay ON MESSAGE right now.
Oh dont worry
We all got THE MESSAGE
LOUD AND CLEAR...
Willard is pro same sex marriage...
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