Skip to comments.Romney, Thompson criticize Confederate flag
Posted on 11/28/2007 8:28:48 PM PST by Eddie01
COLUMBIA, South Carolina (CNN) Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Sen. Fred Thompson of Tennessee criticized the Confederate flag, which happens to be hoisted on the Statehouse grounds in the early primary state of South Carolina.
Both candidates are front-runners in South Carolina. Both may have to answer questions about those comments next time they hit the state.
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I don’t like Mitt Romney, but I thought he answered the question well and succinctly, as did Fred Thompson. I told my husband at the time that he did much better than I would have thought he would have - I was impressed.
I thought they were both forceful and thoughtful, just what voters need to see and hear.
FWIW: I was raised in the South, so I do understand the issue.
Mitt’s answer was definitely fairly characterized as criticism of the flag, but Fred’s answer was not by any means.
Mitt basically seemed to agree with the premise that those who display the confederate flag are racists. Fred specifically disagreed with that premise.
I think everyone should Rally to Duncan Hunter ,the rest are just a bunch of Pandering cowards .
Screw CNN and the rest of the left wing anti American slobs . IF Chuck Hager Likes him He is for me !
Pretty stupid comment even for a n00bie plant.
Exactly right. There was nothing spontaneous about the questions.
I live here, Big Guy!
That is exactly correct. ...and notice how it served two purposes. The question with the fat racist looking kid with the flag on the wall was presented *quickly* after the "Why don't blacks vote for Republicans considering we agree on just about everything" question.
The implication, Republicans are racist. and there are candidates stood, unaware they were in frame with the draped flagged and being paited racist.
You have to hand it to CNN for lies, manipulation, dishonesty and every other negative personal trait possible, they do deserve a star.
I went to school there, brother lives there, and I lived there many years.
Agree. Mitt Romney didn’t hesitate to bow to the false god of political correctness. It reminded me that deep down he really is liberal.
There’s quite a few Confederate flags flying in East Tennessee now, however.
“How did Fred criticize the American Flag?
His answer was rational and spot on.”
I agree! Fred did NOT criticize the Confederate flag!
i would say that FRED/MIKE needs to get out in front of this and SAY that our (sacred/blood-spattered) battleflag is NOT and NEVER has been a flag of slavery any more than the US flag has been. the "people who will be offended" would NOT vote for him and/or the GOP under ANY circumstance.
face it folks, lose dixie & lose the '08 election.(failing to support the CSA flag in the south is a PRESCRIPTION for LOSING dixie,.)
otoh, "mitt from taxatuecetts" had enough of a problem with being a "trendy lefty", an OUTsider & a "pointy-head" BEFORE the question. i'd say that he is now DONE. stick a fork in him (at least in dixie) & put him on the plate.
Also, Newsbusters picked it up here today:
He openly mocks people that support State’s rights through Federalism, what else to you need to know about the Huckster. He wants the Federal Government controling things not within their purview. I don’t think he’s read the thing...
Amendment 10 - Powers of the States and People. Ratified 12/15/1791. Note
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Our CSA battleflag is sacred to MANY southerners, as the blood-spattered banner of their ancestors.
it is NOT now, NOR has it EVER been 'the flag of slavery', any more than the flag of the USA has been. every person/town/state has the RIGHT to decide whether or not to display that flag publicly. doing that is called: LIBERTY!
as i've said before, those who would be "offended" by that comment,will NOT vote for Fred, Mike or, more likely, ANY Republican.
further, LOSE DIXIE & LOSE IN '08.
Idon’t know. Ask the damyankees why they keep bringing it up.
You dream well, my Friend, but it will never happen, I'm afraid.