AJC endorses…Romney?

I didn’t see this one coming:

For Republicans, it’s time to be realistic.

And the reality is that the next president could be handed a Congress controlled by Democrats, as George W. Bush was in 2006. That demands a leader with experience in working with the opposition party.
[…]
On a national level, “by expanding and deregulating the private health insurance market, we can decrease costs and ensure that more Americans have access to affordable, portable, quality, private health insurance,” he said.

In addition to a pragmatism toward the opposition, another practical concern for Republicans is electability. To win the White House, Republicans need a nominee who can be competitive in states drifting Democratic — Ohio or Colorado, among others.

Romney can. On policy matters, the great differences are between the two parties — not, frankly, the serious contenders in either field.

It is for that reason that purists should recognize that the crucial test is which of these candidates can win in November. In all respects, Romney looks, sounds and acts presidential, projecting competence and the intelligence to deal comfortably with policy nuance and complexity. In a perilous world, whether the peril is terrorism, global competition or a tanking economy, Mitt Romney is the Republican who inspires confidence in his ability to lead.

99 comments

  1. RuralDem says:

    LOL considering Buzz’s dislike of the AJC, I find this hilarious.

    Also,

    “That demands a leader with experience in working with the opposition party.”

    I can see why they would say that. Romney’s ability to change positions depending on where he visits is unmatched. I can easily see him walking into a meeting of the “Progressive House Caucus” and pledging to fully support their platform, and then 10 minutes later walking into a meeting of the “Republican Study Committee” and pledging to support all of their causes. Meanwhile the “Blue Dog Coalition” and the “Main Street Republicans” would receive letters of support from Romney at the same time.

    Republicans, please take the AJC’s endorsement of Romney and support him on Feb 5th 🙂

  2. GOPeach says:

    Ruel Dem –

    You are right!

    The AJC is endorsing the candidate who will loose to the DEMOCRATS!

    ROMNEY is what the Dems PRAY will get the GOP nomination. Pretty funny…

  3. souldrift says:

    “In addition to a pragmatism toward the opposition, another practical concern for Republicans is electability”

    Pragmatism? I thought disdain and hatred were a requirements to join the GOP! 😉

  4. Warrior says:

    Note that the sole conservative member of the editorial board wrote the endorsement – Jim Wooten. This was not Cynthia Tucker’s pick. She would have gone with Huckabee!

  5. debbie0040 says:

    Read the entrie article, it makes very good points. The economy has now moved to the forefront as the number one issue voters are concerned about.

    Romney is by far the best equipped to deal with the economy.

    Peach, The Dems want Huckabee as the nominee. Susan Estrich even admitted that. They will keep playing sound bites over and over again of Huckabee saying he wanted to ammend the Constitution to match God’s word, Huckabee saying that the Evangelicals would lead the party if he were the nominee, Huckabee’s statements about AIDS patients, etc..

  6. GOPeach says:

    That’s right!

    Mitt would be so good dealing with the economy! After all he is THE FOUNDER & CEO of BAIN CAPITAL…
    BAIN CAPITAL – who is directly connected with THE CARLYLE GROUP!!!!

    These are the BIG BOYS!!! GLOBAL ! GLOBAL! GLOBAL!

    Does THAT mean anything??????

    Who is Bain Capital?

    Bain Capital (www.baincapital.com) is a global private investment firm that manages several pools of capital including private equity, high-yield assets, mezzanine capital and public equity with approximately $50 billion in assets under management. Since its inception in 1984, Bain Capital has made private equity investments and add-on acquisitions in over 240 companies around the world, including such distribution companies as Brenntag, Unisource, Keystone Automotive Operations and Broder Brothers. The firm has long been an active investor in transactions in which non-core assets are carved out of larger companies to pursue a focused growth plan, including the purchase of Dunkin’ Brands ( Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins) , Sensata Technologies, Burger King, NXP Semiconductors, and Bombardier Recreational Products. Headquartered in Boston, Bain Capital has offices in New York, London, Munich, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

    Bain Capital OWNS:

    Domino’s Pizza
    Clear Channel
    Burlington Coat Factory
    Home Depot Wholesale
    Brookstone,
    Sealy
    Guitar Center
    Sports Authority.

    On September 28, 2007, Bain and the Chinese networking company Huawei Technologies acquired 3Com for $2.2 billion in cash!!!

    Just think how much Ro-MONEY will Control this country!

    He is REALLY equipped alright!

  7. DMZDave says:

    I can’t imagine any opinion I have less respect for when it comes to national issues than that of Cynthia Tucker, Jay Bookman and the AJC. The only good thing about an endorsement is it puts readers on notice that the paper has openly embraced their bias and readers know to expect to see that bias reflected in their reporting.

  8. GOPeach says:

    Bain Capital / Carlyle Group Connection:

    Well…. this is where it gets really interesting folks!

    C H I N A
    C H I N A
    C H I N A

    Mormon Bishop Mitt Romney & C H I N A

    The Carlyle Group INCLUDES BAIN CAPITAL!
    ( Mitt’s little business)……

    http://www.carlyle.com/

  9. GOPeach says:

    Sooooo –

    My guess is that Jim Wooten wants to leave Cox Enterprises and move on to Clear Channel in the near future…. smart move Jim ( wink wink nudge nudge) 🙂

  10. GOPeach says:

    Where your treasure is….

    THERE your heart will be also!

    Mitt’s heart is in China!

    Maybe Mitt will find someway to discover a Book of Mormon Vol.2 that explains that Jesus is going to have 3 homes when he returns…. Jerusalem, Missouri, AND Hong Kong!

    Yeah!!!! That’ll work!

  11. GOPeach says:

    WE THE PEOPLE and THE TAX PAYERS are sliding into a recession while…. MITT MAKES $$$

    Mitt Romney owns Bain Capital
    The Carlyle Group is the Umbrella to Bain.
    The Carlyle Group is in “the WAR BUSINESS”.

    It is no secret that somebody makes money on wars…. but must we elect a PRESIDENT who is making money off the war ALREADY before even getting elected?????

    I SMELL A RAT!

  12. GOPeach says:

    SADIE FIELDS….

    “I don’t think you help the wage-earner by attacking the wage-payer and I just don’t think it settles well with Republican voters” — a point also made by Sadie Fields, who chairs the Georgia Christian Alliance. “There’s nothing wrong with making money,” she said. “People who make money typically tend to know how to help you keep more of your money,” she said.

    You should put down your WINE GLASS and THINK about this SISTER!

    CHRISTIANS DO NOT MAKE DEALS!

  13. Peach, are you trying to turn people off on Huckabee? But your exposure of the Bain-Carlyle connection is appreciated.

    Jason, you’ll probably applaud Romney on this one but check into the Illinois Paper Plant that his company bought and where the equipment and employees ended up.

  14. GOPeach says:

    Victor….

    No I am not trying to turn people against HUCKABEE!!!

    By all this whistle-blowing… you should see that HUCKABEE supporters are not just a bunch of ” right-wing nut jobs”…. we actually do research and we THINK!

    We are not blindly following some “Evangelical” like everyone thinks… We are wide awake.

    Gov. Huckabee has said that he will not compromise the TRUTH to get elected. This is WHY we can support him.

  15. debbie0040 says:

    According to Peach all of us that don’t support Huckabee are going to hell.

    Peach, I dare you to infer that to my Dad. He served as pastor for over 30 years and still preaches from time to time. He thinks Huckabee is a wolf in sheep’s clothing that Matthew speaks about. He supports Romney now.

    Face the fact that the evangelicals are divided on this race. Many actually take time to do research and are not duped by campaign rhetoric and those that do that do not support the Huckster.

    Huckablewit

  16. StevePerkins says:

    Heh?!? Isn’t the entire premise of grassroot criticism of John McCain centered around the fact that he works across the aisle too much? I suppose “working across the aisle” instead means “saying whatever the audience you’re standing in front of want to hear”.

    Of course, I’m not sure if this is intended to be a helpful endorsement, or a deliberate kiss of death. Any Republican supporters of Romney who tout an **AJC** endorsement would be demonstrating a case study on flip-flopping.

  17. GOPeach says:

    Rugby — It’s “just you”.

    The Ron Paul people KNOW what all the Carlyle Group is all about….

    It is WHY the media keeps ignoring Ron Paul.

  18. eburke says:

    I have seen a number of instances where Gov. Romney has made claims that have been blatently false and then denies it when he is called down by the press and others. In the clip tha Albert posted, his press secretary is debating the meaning of the word “saw”. It is not a big deal whether his father marched with Dr. King, but his pattern of dancing around the truth really disturbs me and sounds alot like President Clinton.

  19. Ms_midtown says:

    Obama vs Romney

    A white Republican who belonged to a church that would have kept out the Democratic nominee when he was a little boy.

    Republicans you will go over a cliff if you nominate this guy.

  20. Ms_midtown, we may be stupid sometimes, but I don’t think our Party is that dumb.

    A man who cannot define his belief system has got some serious credibility problems. He’s a great venture capitalist, but beyond that he’s fluff. His blatant globalism is a bit much.

  21. Bill Simon says:

    John,

    What will we say? We will say let’s turn our attention to 2012…because THAT will be the next best opportunity to elect a Republican to the White House.

  22. GOPeach says:

    We will say ( if McCAIN asks Huckabee to be VP) …
    there could be hope for McCain to have good influence- HUCKABEE 2012 for 8 YEARS!!!

    Hell would freeze over before HUCKABEE would work with MITT FLOP! Some things are simply not meant to be.

  23. Hang in the Peach, don’t jump just yet, you might not need to. Huck is doing quite well, to the dismay of the talking heads. Super Tuesday will confirm some things, but we’re looking pretty good!

    Romney won’t like it so well.

  24. rugby fan says:

    Maurice:

    Last time I checked, Huckabee was falling further behind in the polls nationally and in Florida, removed his campaign from the Sunshine State, and now is approaching the race as someone who wants to be veep, not President.

    That is “looking pretty good”? What would look bad for you?

    And Peach, how do you know Huckster won’t work with Romney? Is this someone else you will speak for?

  25. GOPeach says:

    The “Champion of Life” Award was presented to Governor Mike Huckabee from the Director of Broward County Right to Life.
    The Governor announced Bobby Schindler’s (sister of Terry Schiavo) endorsement.
    The former Broward County chairperson for the Thompson Campaign, Barbara Collier, also announced her endorsement.
    Also at this press conference, Democratic Mayor of Ft. Lauderdale, Jim Naugle, (who presented the keys to the city at the Ft. Lauderdale Values Voter Presidential Debate in September) announced his endorsement of Huckabee.
    We should all should know and memorize these pro-life/pro-family facts….

    GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE WHO SUPPORTS BOTH A HUMAN LIFE AMENDMENT AND A MARRIAGE PROTECTION AMENDMENT.

    Unlike Mitt Romney whose health care plan includes abortion on demand.

    And John McCain who thinks taxpayers should fund medical experiments on human embryos.

    And Rudy Giuliani who supports every single abortion for all nine months.

    Huckabee stands for marriage while McCain & Giuliani oppose the Marriage Protection Amendment, and Romney opposed a Marriage Amendment to his state constitution

    WITH THE SUPREME COURT AND MILLIONS OF LIVES IN THE BALANCE, PLEASE VOTE FOR GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE—THE MOST PRO-LIFE AND PRO-MARRIAGE CANDIDATE—GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE, recipient of the “Champion for Life Award” from Florida’s Broward County Right to Life.

  26. GOPeach says:

    Could this be the #1 issue facing many Americans?

    On January 16, 2008 Governor Huckabee signed the Numbers USA: No Amnesty Pledge.
    Governor Huckabee believes:

    Securing our borders must be our top priority and has reached the level of a national emergency.

    I support the $3 billion the Senate has voted for border security. This money will train and deploy 23,000 more agents, add four drone planes, build 700 miles of fence and 300 miles of vehicle barriers, and put up 105 radar and camera towers. This money will turn “catch and release” into “catch and detain” of those entering illegally, and crack down on those who overstay their visas.
    In this age of terror, immigration is not only an economic issue, but also a national security issue. Those caught trying to enter illegally must be detained, processed, and deported. As Governor, I ordered my state troopers to work with the Department of Homeland Security to arrest illegals and enforce federal immigration law.
    I oppose and will never allow amnesty. I opposed the amnesty President Bush and Senator McCain tried to ram through Congress this summer, and opposed the misnamed DREAM Act, which would have put us on the slippery slope to amnesty for all.
    I oppose and will not tolerate sanctuaries for illegals. The federal government must crack down on rogue cities that willfully undermine our economy and national security.
    I oppose giving driver’s licenses to illegals and supports legislation to prevent states from doing so. In 2005, I signed legislation that prevents illegals in Arkansas from getting driver’s licenses.
    I will stop punishing cities which try to enforce our laws and protect the economic well-being, physical safety, and quality of life of their citizens.
    I oppose and will not tolerate employers who hire illegals. They must be punished with fines and penalties so large that they will see it is not worth the risk.
    I oppose the economic integration of North America that would create open borders among the United States, Canada, and Mexico. I will never yield one iota or one inch of our sovereignty.
    I will take our country back for those who belong here. No open borders, no amnesty, no sanctuary, no false Social Security numbers, no driver’s licenses for illegals.
    To learn go here — http://www.mikehuckabee.com/

  27. GOPeach says:

    Attention All Conservative Christians supporting Romney…. ( especially those who say the are “Pro-Life”)

    Mitt Romney whose health care plan includes abortion on demand.

  28. rugby fan says:

    I am disgusted with you Tommy.

    Getting Erick and Paul Broun sworn in should be tied for number one.

    Maybe if you showed some concern for Erick’s plight he might miss you.

    Or maybe he is angeling for a Von Hoffman award. He certainly earned one.

  29. Huckabee has been in Florida everyday. Yes, he dropped his press expenses and went lean, but he hardly divorced himself from Florida. He’s surging in Florida as of today. He won’t win it, we know it but that isn’t the goal. Its going to get interesting. Next Tuesday will provide a lot of answers.

  30. Bill Simon says:

    Tommy,

    Now, think carefully: If you ban Peach, then we no longer have anyone extremely annoying as a standard to point out. That means, YOU and YORU posts could become the next standard for annoying people.

    Be careful what you wish for… 🙂

  31. debbie0040 says:

    Peach, you are telling an outright lie about Romney’s Health care plan. It does not include abortion on demand. The Mass. Supreme Court ruled they had to include abortions. Show me where the plan that was supported by Romney has abortion in it.

    Put up or shut the hell up with your lies!!!!!

  32. debbie0040 says:

    Huckabee’s statement about amnesty, “I oppose and will never allow amnesty. I opposed the amnesty President Bush and Senator McCain tried to ram through Congress this summer, and opposed the misnamed DREAM Act, which would have put us on the slippery slope to amnesty for all.”

    Huckabee is as big a liar as Peach is.

    I guess that was his clone that gave the interview with the Washington Post. It is pretty obvious that the preacher left the Huckster when he entered politics..

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/22/AR2006052201237.html

    washingtonpost.com
    Tuesday, May 23, 2006; 6:00 AM

    washingtonpost.com’s Chris Cillizza and Washington Post reporter Dan Balz interviewed Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) on May 16 as part of an ongoing series of conversations with potential 2008 presidential candidates. A transcript of the interview is below:

    Where are you on the debate that rages here between the House approach on immigration and what seems now to be a consensus approach in the Senate, particularly on the issue of a path to legal status or citizenship for at least quite a few of the 11 to 12 million who are here illegally?

    I tend to think that the rational approach is to find a way to give people a pathway to citizenship. You shouldn’t ignore the law or ignore those who break it. But by the same token, I think it’s a little disingenuous when I hear people say they should experience the full weight of the law in every respect with no pathway, because that’s not something we practice in any other area of criminal justice in this country.

    We have everything from plea bargainings to suspended sentences to probation to clemency. There’s a whole gamut of ways in which there are lesser than the full penalties applied for a whole variety of reasons — everything from jail overcrowding to non-violent offenses.

    To think that we’re going to go lock up 12 million people, or even round them up and drive them to the border and let them go, might make a great political speech, but it’s not going to happen. What should happen, however, is exactly what I think the president has proposed, and that is that we create a process where people make restitution for the fact they have broken the law.

    It’s not an amnesty, and I know that there are some who think that anything less than essentially grabbing them by the nape of the neck and tossing them over a fence, real or imaginary, is amnesty. But I think that’s ridiculous. And whether it’s Patrick Kennedy, Rush Limbaugh, or an illegal immigrant, there ought to be some rationality in how we apply our law. We do that every day.

    I would imagine if any of us checked the record of prosecutors in my state or yours there are far more sentences that are plea bargained than actually go to trial. And that it’s pretty darn rare that a person even convicted at trial gets the maximum sentence on every charge brought. It’s just not always the way we do it.

    Suddenly to say that these people that came over here to pluck a chicken, pick a tomato, or make a bed should suffer the full consequences of the law as if somehow they’ve totally violated our peace and prosperity, is absurd. Now, should they have to pay some type of fine? Should they have to get in line behind the ones who are going through the legal process? Sure. That’s quite appropriate. But criminalizing beyond what they’ve already been criminalized, I mean, they’ve already broken the law. But to make them felons and in essence to say we’re going to put our heel on their head, what’s the point of that?

  33. GOPeach says:

    Debbie,

    Sweetheart… Honey…. calm down….
    You have just cut and pasted your little fingers to the bone….. I know it’s hard….

    I know you are embarrassed that EVERY person you have supported has FLOPPED … RALPH, FRED, RUDY…. now…. MITT-FLOP.

    Your little Mormon Bishop Globalist is NUTS!!!

    Obama would EAT HIS Little Country Club Lunch…. please know it…. The White House is NOT for Sale!!!!!!!!!!

    Nobody gives a hoot in hell about what you are saying….. You are on your own….

    Stop drinking so much HATER AID … it will make your hair fall out.

    Be really careful what you wish for. You only see through a little peep hole…. you should look at the world through a wide angle lens like I do.

    Bill ….

    Do I owe you something? 🙂

  34. GOPeach says:

    MITT is FOR ABORTION!

    http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200801/POL20080108a.html

    Under the Commonwealth Care program, Massachusetts residents are required to buy health insurance from private insurers. The state helps residents earning up to 300% of poverty level ($61,956 for a family of four, $103,716 for a family of eight) buy insurance at a special rate. A companion program, Commonwealth Choice, offers private-sector alternatives for people whose income exceeds 300% of poverty level.

    But two conservative pro-life leaders, both based in Michigan, say the Commonwealth Care insurance plan for the poor actually covers elective abortions – meaning that taxpayers indirectly fund the voluntary procedures.

    “The two things that are most offensive to pro-life activists, is that it’s a $50 co-pay for elective abortions – that is, abortions on demand – and the fact that the legislation designates that a Planned Parenthood representative must sit on the governing board of the health care plan,” said activist Gary Glenn, who is also executive director of the American Family Association of Michigan.

    No corresponding pro-life organization is given a position on the “connector” board – the governing board of the body which links citizens to insurance.

    Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s largest and most successful abortion providers.

    “Since abortions cost more than $50, the insurance covers the cost of the abortion – which means that the Romney care proposal spends tax dollars, or what amounts to taxpayer spending going for abortion,” Glenn said.

    Massachusetts pro-life leader Marie Sturgis defends the plan, saying that the Bay State was already under court order from the state’s top court to pay for abortions for low-income women in cases of rape and incest.

    “Certainly we have a problem with anything that provides abortion coverage,” said Sturgis, who is executive director of Massachusetts Citizens for Life.

    “However in this case, this is a state insurance plan – people are electing it – and normally many of these people would have their abortions provided for on the public welfare system by Medicaid. Now they’re in a position where they may wind up paying for it themselves, rather taxpayers paying for it,” she added.

    But Jerry Zandstra, who heads the Pro-Life Federation of Michigan, said the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court didn’t actually rule that taxpayers had to pay for abortions on demand – it only issued a decision in a case where abortion was “medically necessary.

    “Even if it were true that his hands were tied – and it’s not – a true pro-life governor would have fought that anyway,” he said. “The state Supreme Court is not the end of the road. He certainly could have fought that through to the U.S. Supreme Court.”

    In the piece of legislation that became law, Zandstra said Romney utilized his veto pen more than a half-dozen times.

    Calls to the Romney campaign were not returned by press time.

  35. debbie0040 says:

    Peach, I again ask to show proof of your allegations of Romeny’s health care plan. Quit telling lies. You have have been supported the Huckster for so long, you have started lying like him…

    Do you actually deny that he lied about supporting the Whitehouse/Senate Amnesty bill last year?

    Get back on your meds…

  36. GOPeach says:

    Romney PRO- ABORTION !!!

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1207/7482.html

    A couple days after the YouTube debate, Romney was interviewed by Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, and again insisted: “Every bill that came to my desk that related to [abortion], I came down on the side of life. So I have a record. You can look at what I did when I was governor.”

    Unfortunately, an examination of Romney’s record on life issues reveals a much more nuanced record than Romney likes to admit. Herewith a partial account:

    • Romney’s universal health insurance plan, which he often touts as the signature achievement of his governorship, allows women to have an abortion for a $50 co-pay. Even worse, the plan does not include any exceptions, which means Massachusetts taxpayers are forced to fund abortion-on-demand. This is no surprise given that Romney’s health plan also mandates that Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion seller, be involved in appointing members to the legislation’s policy board.

    • Romney also appointed to a judgeship an avowed abortion supporter. And a July 2005 Boston Globe analysis found that Romney nominated registered Republicans for only one-fourth of the 36 judicial vacancies he filled during his first 2 1/2 years as governor. While it is true that Romney governed a heavily Democratic state, and that an independently elected Governor’s Council (comprised exclusively of Democrats) had to confirm all judicial selections, it is also true that the council nearly always confirms the governor’s nominees.

    • Romney abandoned initial plans to exempt Catholic and other private hospitals from complying with a law that forces hospitals to dispense emergency contraception to rape victims.

    And this despite that the new law conflicted with an older statute barring the state from forcing private hospitals to dispense contraceptive devices or information.

    Emergency contraception can work in three separate ways, one of which is to cause an early chemical abortion.

    Requiring Catholic hospitals to dispense emergency contraception forces them to be complicit in actions that counteract their core teachings.

    While this is a rather short list, it also clearly refutes Romney’s claim that he “came down on the side of life [in] every single instance.”

  37. rugby fan says:

    Anyone know who Stephen Baldwin has endorsed?

    Moreover, does anyone know if the White House is for sale?

    I am sure one particular congressman-elect would answer the question, if he ever gets sworn in.

  38. debbie0040 says:

    Peach, your information on the healthcare plan is FALSE! No suprise…

    Show me where in this bill abortion is even mentioned:
    http://www.mass.gov/legis/laws/seslaw06/sl060058.htm

    http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008/mccains_misleading_mailer.html

    Taxpayer-Funded Abortions?

    One section says in bold letters: “Romney provided taxpayer-funded abortions.” That’s unfair and misleading at best and certainly leaves a false impression. Romney never pushed for taxpayer funding for abortions. The state law he signed provided greatly expanded state-subsidized health insurance for low-income residents, but it left decisions about what should be covered to an independent body, the Commonwealth Connector. It was that body, not Romney, that ruled that abortions would be covered.

    In truth, the state had little choice but to cover abortions. The state Supreme Court had ruled in 1980 that the Massachusetts Constitution confers on Massachusetts women an even broader right to abortion than does the U.S. Constitution. It restated in a 1997 decision that the state must pay for medically necessary abortions if it pays for all other medically necessary procedures including services in connection with childbirth.

    It is possible to argue (and some have done so) that Romney might have put up a public fight to narrow the abortion coverage had he chosen to do so, or that the Commonwealth Connector decided to cover more than is “medically necessary.” But it is simply false for McCain to claim that “Romney provided taxpayer funded abortions” when taxpayers had been ordered by the courts to pay for them long before Romney took office.

  39. debbie0040 says:

    http://www.anncoulter.com/cgi-local/article.cgi?article=230

    Liberals claim to be enraged at Romney for being a “flip-flopper.” I’ve looked and looked, and the only issue I can find that Romney has “flipped” on is abortion. When running for office in Massachusetts — or, for short, “the Soviet Union” — Romney said that Massachusetts was a pro-choice state and that he would not seek to change laws on abortion.

    Romney’s first race was against Sen. Teddy Kennedy — whom he came closer to beating than any Republican ever had. If Romney needed to quote “The Communist Manifesto” to take out that corpulent drunk, all men of good will would owe him a debt of gratitude.

    Even when Romney was claiming to support Roe v. Wade, he won the endorsement of Massachusetts Citizens for Life — a group I trust more than the editorial board of The New York Times. Romney’s Democratic opponents always won the endorsements of the very same pro-choice groups now attacking him as a “flip-flopper.”

    After his term as governor, NARAL Pro-Choice America assailed Romney, saying: “(A)s governor he initially expressed pro-choice beliefs but had a generally anti-choice record. His position on choice has changed. His position is now anti-choice.”

    Pro-abortion groups like the Republican Majority for Choice — the evil doppelganger to my own group, Democratic Majority for Life — are now running videos attacking Romney for “flip-flopping” on abortion.

  40. Icarus says:

    Rugby,

    I don’t know, can’t help you.

    I just wish someone on here would not only post links to articles we don’t care about, but would also cut and paste the entire article in the post as well.

    If we could get that person to do it 2,3 sometimes 4 times in a row, it would probably be even more helpful.

    But alas, if we can’t find out who Stephen Baldwin has endorsed, we probably can’t find a cut and paste artist, either.

  41. Jace Walden says:

    We should abort more people. If we had been abortion people en mass, as we should have been doing, Osama Bin Laden, Hitler, Che, and Co., may have never been born.

    Oh well.

  42. ConservativeCaucus says:

    Romney flips:

    Roe vs. Wade
    Immigration
    Traditional Marriage
    Stem Cells
    Ronald Reagan
    Gun laws
    2003 tax cuts

    So, other than abortion, immigration, traditional marriage, stem cells, guns, tax cuts and Ronald Reagan (none of which matters to GOP voters), you’re right, he hasn’t flipped on the issues.

    Blue Mitt vs. Red Mitt:
    http://romneyfacts.com/redblue.php

  43. Romegaguy says:

    Icarus,

    I too hate the links to blogs created by failed politicians that nobody reads especially when it accompanies the entire article.

  44. Bill Simon says:

    Has anyone ever done a study on the correlation of IQ to whether you’re a pro-life nutbag or not?

    Rugby? Anything on this from a country other than Madagascar? 🙂

  45. debbie0040 says:

    CC, Fred was wrong. Read Fact Check.

    Also, CC you and Peach avoid the question of whether or not Huckabee told an outright lie about his support of the Amnesty bill last year. He said he did not support it, but his own words in the interview clearly shows he did.

  46. debbie0040 says:

    CC, that link you posted is paid for by the Mass. Democratic Party. There is a reason they Romney so much…

    About RomneyFacts.com
    The truth about Massachusetts Mitt and Red State Romney
    Having endured four years of Governor Romney’s failed leadership, the Massachusetts Democratic Party is uniquely aware of the real Mitt Romney. Time and time again, Romney has demonstrated a willingness to say anything and everything to get elected, and this site seeks to highlight and expose each and every one of those instances, as well as provide other useful tools and resources about our former governor.
    Paid for and authorized by the Massachusetts Democratic Party

  47. debbie0040 says:

    The Mass. Democratic Party hates Romney and has this site.

    Huckabee has not flipped on issues – he has told outright lies about his fiscal record, immigration record, record on commutations and pardons, etc…

  48. GrandOleDawg says:

    GOP Peach is abusing her posting privileges. I’m used to reading lots of her nonsense, but this post is out of control. Post, after post, after post, back-to-back-to-back. And about nonsense……

    Can we get some action on this?

  49. Philly says:

    Florida EXITS: McCain 34.3%, Romney 32.6%, Giuliani 15.3%, Huckabee 12%…

    McCain is going to win the nomination. He is the only hope to defeat the Democrats.

    Jump on the McCain Train ….

  50. ConservativeCaucus says:

    Dismiss the truth if you want to Debbie. Just because the Mass. Dem Party put it out doesn’t mean it isn’t true. Notice there is a source for every claim. If you want to put your head in the sand and believe he hasn’t flip-flopped, be my guest. Don’t let the facts get in the way of your opinion.

    On illegal immigration, I am not avoiding your question:

    1) Huckabee has little discernable difference between himself in Romney: once described a pathway to legalization, now thinks it is a bad idea.

    2) So yes, Huckabee has moved toward us on that issue. However, once the bill was in its final form and hit the Senate, he opposed it and said it went too far.

  51. debbie0040 says:

    Huckabee LIED about the bill. Check out the time frame in the interview. He supported amnesty and a path to citizenship for illegals. He supported it. He lied about his fiscal record, etal…

    Romney has a much better record on immigration than Tax Hike Mike Huckabee.

    Huckabee supporters pointing the finger at Romney for flip flopping is like the pot calling the kettle black…

    Huckabee has no shot to win.

    It is between Romney and McCain now…

    http://www.alipac.us/

    ALIPAC’s Open Letter to Mitt Romney and Ron Paul
    Monday, January 28 @ 11:27:12 CST by admin
    1/28/2008

    Paul & Romney campaigns:

    While the verdict is still out if the GOP Presidential primaries can yield a candidate who is truly opposed to Amnesty for the first time in 30 years, GOP voters are looking at your campaigns closely.

    Our organization has widely reported the pro amnesty stances of McCain, Giuliani, and Mike Huckabee along with every Democrat in the race.

    With the withdrawal of Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, and Tom Tancredo from the race, our NO AMNESTY list is down to your two campaigns.

    Your campaigns have a real opportunity to consolidate support from Republicans who want Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement. The prior supporters of these campaigns, along with the large section of undecided or soft support voters should begin coalescing around the anti-amnesty candidate with immigration enforcement plans.

    The Ron Paul campaign is actively working with some of the grass roots organizations in the immigration enforcement movement and recently received the endorsement of about 20 groups and activists in the South West United States.

    The Mitt Romney campaign has received high level endorsements from Congressmen Tancredo, King, and Rohrabacher along with Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

  52. ConservativeCaucus says:

    Debbie, I respectfully disagree on so many levels. I am sorry that you have come to the conclusion that Huckabee has lied about his record, because he has not. However, there is nothing that anyone could say to you at this point – you believe that he lied, and I am sorry that you have lost trust in the man. He is not who you believe him to be. Romney would be a disaster for the GOP.

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