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  • Why Romney Didn't Get the Right to Life Endorsement

    11/15/2007 8:22:11 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 35 replies · 69+ views
    CBN News ^ | David Brody
    The Romney campaign may be disappointed because they didn’t get the endorsement from National Right to Life but maybe the organization had a look at the following videotape. If you go about three and a half minutes in, Romney is seen distancing himself from being endorsed by Massachusetts Citizens for Life during a debate while he was running for Governor in 2002. He didn’t want any part of that endorsement at the time. Watch the video here. This video has been out before but I bring it up because in it, he’s speaking directly to the endorsement issue and arguing...
  • What you should know about Fred's NRLC endorsement

    11/15/2007 5:27:29 AM PST · by Josh Painter · 33 replies · 153+ views
    Redstate ^ | Nov. 13, 2007 | Erick Erickson
    I've talked to several campaigns and I've talked to NRLC sources... -snip- Thompson himself, I'm told, persuaded the NRLC in writing, giving himself very little room to later go squishy. I'm told he made several points that really stood out to them. One of the NRLC guys said they really liked seeing in writing, from Thompson, one point that I have been harping on as well. Thompson apparently made the case that candidates saying they'd appoint originalist judges was not enough. Thompson said the President needed to make sure key executive appointments who could affect abortion policy did, in fact,...
  • Mitt Romney Backer Accuses Fred Thompson of Bribing Pro-Life Group

    11/15/2007 4:31:41 AM PST · by JRochelle · 67 replies · 113+ views
    LifeNews ^ | 11/14/2007 | Steven Ertelt
    Fred Thompson received the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee on Tuesday and a surrogate for the campaign of Mitt Romney claimed Wednesday that it was motivated by money. Paul Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, says he can't find any other explanation. National Right to Life officials said Tuesday they backed Thompson because of his 100 percent voting record on pro-life issues, his willingness to back overturning Roe and the viability of his campaign. But Weyrich, a Romney backer, told the Washington Times the endorsement "makes no sense" and claimed the Thompson campaign bought off the...
  • Paul Weyrich gives Team Fred a massive opening

    11/14/2007 4:30:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 138 replies · 584+ views
    The Politico ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jonathan Martin
    Responding to the National Right to Life Committee's endorsement of Fred Thompson, Paul Weyrich suggested that Thompson's backers greased some palms. "I think in all probability the Thompson people were engaged with the National Right to Life people in financial dealing," Weyrich told the Washington Times. That's a pretty tough charge and almost certainly not what Romney's campaign wanted their big social conservative "get" to suggest (at least not publicly). Sensing opportunity to win more points from their own big "get" (the group's nod) Thompson communications director Todd Harris unloaded: "Gov. Romney is new to the pro-life movement and his...
  • Pro-Life Group Backs Thompson Despite Rejection of GOP Platform

    11/14/2007 11:47:49 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 48 replies · 78+ views
    Cybercast News ^ | 14 November 2007 | Fred Lucas
    Citing a pro-life voting record and electability, the nation's largest pro-life organization endorsed Republican Fred Thompson for president Tuesday. The endorsement by the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) comes just weeks after Thompson said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that he opposes "criminalizing" abortion and that he does not support the call for a pro-life amendment to the Constitution in the Republican Party platform. Thompson campaign spokesman Darrell Ng told Cybercast News Service that Thompson has since clarified his remarks and does not favor changing the platform. Thompson has had a 100 percent pro-life voting record during his eight...
  • Paul Weyrich Comes Unglued

    11/14/2007 8:45:14 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 118 replies · 270+ views
    RedState ^ | Erik
    I feel comfortable saying, based on conversations with NRLC members, that Jim Bopp's attack on Sam Brownback did not help the Romney team with the NRLC. Paul Weyrich coming unglued and accusing Thompson of bribing NRLC for their endorsement is really not going to help Romney at the grassroots level. Weyrich can say what he wants, but (a) it's not true and (b) it's not helpful. I would suggest that if they don't think Thompson is a threat, the Romney camp might not want to get bogged down on this. The latest poll numbers in Iowa and South Carolina are...
  • Pro-life Thompson nod splits coterie (Romney supporter has hissyfit)

    11/14/2007 7:18:30 AM PST · by JRochelle · 376 replies · 295+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 11/14/2007 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Some pro-life advocates were astonished by the National Right to Life Committee's endorsement of Republican presidential hopeful Fred Thompson yesterday — a move they say puts politics over principle. Paul M. Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, said the endorsement "makes no sense," and speculated that it had been motivated by money. "I think in all probability the Thompson people were engaged with the National Right to Life people in financial dealing," said Mr. Weyrich, who has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. "In the past, the Republican Party has funded National Right to Life,...
  • Thompson Expands S.C. Team

    11/14/2007 1:56:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies · 806+ views
    Campaigns and Elections ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jeff Sadosky
    McLean, VA - On the heels of strong grassroots showings in Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Ft. Mill, Spartanburg and Greenville, Fred Thompson is officially announcing his statewide Campaign Chair, several regional leaders and 27 county chairs and co-chairs in 19 counties across the state. Congressman Gresham Barrett (SC-03) has been named Statewide Campaign Chair and will help lead Thompson's effort in South Carolina along with Thompson's Steering Committee, chaired by Major General James E. Livingston, USMC (Retired), and Regional Chairs. "Senator Thompson is a consistent conservative leader with a solid record in supporting life, fighting illegal immigration and defending the Second...
  • A Scathing, and Evidence-Free, Accusation Against NRTL (Paul Weyrich the Mad Mittwit)

    11/14/2007 1:37:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies · 197+ views
    The National Review ^ | November 14, 2007 | Jim Geraghty
    Today’s Washington Times has a bit of an eye-opening comment, high in its story of the reaction to the National Right to Life Committee’s endorsement of Fred Thompson. Paul M. Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, said the endorsement "makes no sense," and speculated that it had been motivated by money. "I think in all probability the Thompson people were engaged with the National Right to Life people in financial dealing," said Mr. Weyrich, who has endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. "In the past, the Republican Party has funded National Right to Life, and...
  • Backing Thompson: Human Life and Political Reality

    11/14/2007 12:28:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 120+ views
    National Public Radio (NPR) ^ | November 14, 2007 | Ron Elving
    When the National Right to Life Committee endorsed Fred Thompson for president this week, their news conference was less announcement than cri de coeur — not just from this group but from the whole social conservative movement. No one could miss the irony in the choice of Thompson or in the justifications offered for that choice by NRLC executive director David O'Steen. Here was the nation's largest and best known anti-abortion organization embracing a candidate who had just told NBC's Tim Russert that he did not support the Human Life Amendment — the centerpiece of the NRLC legislative agenda for...
  • NRLC Thompson Endorsement Splits Social Conservatives Even More

    11/14/2007 7:42:50 AM PST · by HoosierGirl25 · 67 replies · 225+ views
    Human Events ^ | 11/14/2007 | Ericka Andersen
    The swirling social conservative endorsements of Republican presidential candidates continued yesterday when the National Right to Life Committee endorsed former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson. At a press conference yesterday morning, Executive Director David O’ Steen said the 58-member NRLC committee voted Sunday based on three critical factors: his 100% pro-life record, his commitment to the unborn and his electability. “He is well-positioned -- best positioned to be President of the United States…for unborn children,” said O ‘Steen. Thompson came under fire from pro-lifers recently when he recently said he would not support a human life amendment. Questioned on this point,...
  • Right-to-Lifers Endorse Thompson (The Nation--Barf Alert)

    11/13/2007 9:51:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies · 211+ views
    The Nation ^ | November 13, 2007 | John Nichols
    The most cynical group currently operating on the American political stage, the National Right to Life Committee has endorsed the most cynical man to seek the presidency in recent memory, Fred Thompson, for the Republican nomination. It is a perfect match, although not one that can be said to have been "made in Heaven." After all, what brings the National Right to Life Committee and Fred Thompson together is the fact that both the interest group and the candidate have sold their souls to the highest bidder. National Right to Life gave its blessing to Thompson despite the fact that...
  • "Right to Life Says Fred Thompson Can Win"

    11/13/2007 7:42:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 418+ views
    WKRN-TV ^ | November 13, 2007 | Libby Quaid
    Fred Thompson is the Republican most likely to beat abortion-rights supporter Rudy Giuliani, the National Right to Life Committee said Tuesday, announcing its endorsement of the former Tennessee senator for president. "While there are various polls, and some are up-and-down, the overwhelming consensus has been that he is best-positioned to top pro-abortion candidate Rudy Giuliani for the Republican nomination," the group's executive director, David N. O'Steen, said at a news conference. ...By emphasizing Thompson's political potential _ he ranks second behind former New York Mayor Giuliani in national Republican polls _ the anti-abortion group played down its own differences with...
  • Is Fred the Life of the Party? (Why NRLC Endorsed Fred)

    11/13/2007 2:20:37 PM PST · by JRochelle · 69 replies · 123+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2007 | Kathyrn Jean Lopez
    On Monday evening, officials at the National Right to Life Committee agreed to take some written questions from National Review Online regarding their pending endorsement of Fred Thompson for president. I just received the answers from Darla St. Martin, NRLC’s co-executive director. They are posted below in their entirety. Kathryn Jean Lopez: Why Fred? Darla St. Martin: National Right to Life endorsed Fred Thompson based on three factors: his commitments on life issues, his record on life issues and his ability to win. Lopez: Did you hear what he had to say on Meet the Press the other day? He...
  • National Right To Life or National Right To Lie

    11/13/2007 2:03:33 PM PST · by pissant · 49 replies · 59+ views
    Right Wing Champ ^ | 11/13/07 | Tim
    The National Right to Life Committee endorsed Fred Thompson yesterday. The question I have is...why? There are other Republican candidates with better pro-life records. In fact, Duncan Hunter has a 100% lifetime rating from the NRLC and 0% from NARAL. Here is the theories and rebuttals for the endorsement: Why did the National Right To Life committee and NRLC PAC decide to endorse Fred Thompson? We won't know until tomorrow's press conference, but here are some theories (1) His record in the Senate. It's strong and solidly pro-life. Rebuttal: But other candidates -- John McCain, Duncan Hunter, have better records....
  • NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE...:Nation’s largest pro-life group endorses Fred Thompson

    11/13/2007 8:31:22 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 251 replies · 356+ views
    NATIONAL RIGHT TO LIFE SHAKES UP RACE FOR REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION: Nation’s largest pro-life group endorses Fred Thompson WASHINGTON – Marking the first major endorsement by a national grassroots organization in the Republican presidential contest, National Right to Life, the nation’s largest pro-life organization representing pro-lifers in fifty state affiliates and more than 3,000 local chapters, today announced its endorsement of former Senator Fred Thompson for President of the United States. “As the first major grassroots organization to enter the Republican presidential race, National Right to Life is proud to endorse Fred Thompson,” stated Wanda Franz, Ph.D., president of National...
  • Reports of the death of social conservatism greatly exaggerated(Fred gets NRLC endorsement)

    11/13/2007 1:11:44 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies · 411+ views
    The World According to Oatney ^ | November 13, 2007 | David Oatney
    As I have said in months past, the reports of the death of social conservatism within the Republican Party are greatly exaggerated. There isn't a candidate in the Republican Primaries that doesn't dream of the opportunity to get key endorsements from the social Right. Rudy Guiliani would even like to get a few more than just Pat Robertson-after all, Robertson has been discredited within the conservative movement for a very long time. On the other hand, the idea that pro-family social conservatives are in total control of the GOP is something that both the press and the Democrats have attempted...
  • Thompson: Overturning Roe v Wade is the goal

    11/12/2007 9:57:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies · 187+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | November 12, 2007 | Rick Pearson
    INDIANOLA, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson today defended his opposition to a federal constitutional amendment to ban abortion and contended it was more realistic to appoint conservative judges to outlaw abortion or let the states decide whether the procedure should be legal. Thompson's comments, made during a swing through Iowa, where his campaign has languished in its early stages, also came on the eve of his candidacy's expected endorsement by the National Right to Life Committee. "What I have concentrated on is a way to get to the same goal (to ban abortion) that's achievable. We could not...
  • Thompson to Be Endorsed by Right to Life

    11/12/2007 10:27:34 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 319 replies · 327+ views
    Thompson to Be Endorsed by Right to Life Nov 12 02:18 PM US/Eastern By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Fred Thompson will be endorsed for president by the National Right to Life Committee, Republicans say. The endorsement by the prominent anti-abortion group could give a boost to the campaign of the Republican former Tennessee senator, who has seen his poll numbers drop in recent weeks and has failed to become the consensus candidate for conservatives. The decision was disclosed Monday by two Republicans who spoke on condition of anonymity in advance of the announcement that was...
  • Nat'l Right to Life to endorse Thompson

    11/12/2007 9:52:42 AM PST · by jaybeegee · 847 replies · 827+ views
    Politico ^ | Jonathan Martin
    Fred Thompson will pick up the support of the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) tomorrow, according to two Republicans familar with the decision. For a candidate who came up empty-handed last week when three prominent Christian conservatives endorsed GOP hopefuls and is falling in both national and early state polls, the move comes at a critical time. NRLC is the most prominent anti-abortion group in the country, with affiliates in all 50 states and over 3,000 local chapters. A spokesperson for the organization declined to comment on their endorsement decision, but Thompson was likely rewarded for his strong pro-life...