Carol Platt Liebau: Romney: Looking Good

Monday, September 25, 2006

Romney: Looking Good

At the "Values Voter" summit over the weekend, a number of GOP presidential hopefuls made the rounds.

The astute John Fund suggests that Mitt Romney is rapidly emerging as the socially conservative alternative to John McCain. Sounds good to me -- everything I've read and heard about Romney sounds right on, including this. What's more, it takes no inconsiderable political skills, after eight years as governor as one of the bluest states in the nation, to have the credibility to campaign as a social conservative.

(And let's not even mention how good looking Romney is, because that would be frivolous.)

13 Comments:

Blogger stackja1945 said...

Romney does not have McCain's problems. Other problems will be created though by the Dems.

6:09 AM  
Blogger Editor said...

He'd look real fine on a ranch and get the lonely heart votes. Sounds like just the manly puppet needed.

6:25 AM  
Blogger snodly said...

Although Romney hasn't been as outspoken regarding his "RINO" status, the fact remains that he has been more than pandering to the left in order that he may keep house, as it were, in that stuffy blue state. I wish to remind everyone that it was Romney who helped push for the law in Massachusetts forcing the taxpayers to pay for gay marriage, as well as his adamant dearth of courage to do something about the tax base in that state. Shall we talk the "big dig"?

Please bear in mind that I do not hold Romney up by himself in that disastrous "RINO" category. Others would be Olympia Snow, Bill Frist, Lincoln Chaffey,John Warner,and Chris Shays, to name but a few. The current crop of "Republicans" in the House has all but abandoned conservative ethics.

Were I to put money behind anyone (not easy as I don't have any), it would be for someone who has not even yet to put his hat in the ring...and that would be Haley Barbour, Governor of Mississippi. All one needs do is make a cursory comparison of the way that Mississippi has weathered (for lack of a better term) its own tremendous destruction thanks to Katrina as opposed to what is still afoot in Louisiana. Have a Google...I guarantee it will be worth your time.

6:33 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Snodly -- Do you have documentation that Mitt Romney pushed a law through that made Mass. taxpayers pay for gay marriage? I find this hard to believe, since he opposes gay marriage. Why would he ask people to pay for something he doesn't even think should exist? And how do our taxes go to pay for any kind of marriage?

He is hardly a "RINO". Instead, he is a Republican governor in a very blue state who did as much good as he could, considering who he had to work with. He knew when he ran that he wouldn't be able to push all (or even most) of his policies through, due to the opposition that would surround him on all sides. I think you're being WAY too hard on him.

1:27 PM  
Blogger snodly said...

I will google that for you, but it was all over the news when it was going on. How do our taxes go for that? Well, let's see...the original time in legislation after the monies spent to push it, the case going to SCOTUS, then the health care benefits paid partially or totally by the state because of the "marriage" interpretation, tax breaks for them as 'married' couples, etc.

The Big Dig is another issue not addressed. Yes, I know it's been going on for quite some time, but is the biggest albatross of tax dollars in the past century excluding war or disaster funding. More to come.

11:17 AM  
Blogger snodly said...

Okay, I have more for you. Romney is listed as one of Human Events' "Top 10 RINOS". Here's why:

Endorsed RU-486 and has been pro-choice as governor, although he stated before running that he was against abortion;

Supports benefits for gay partners (Sep. 2002), but stated later he was against gay marriage; YET personally upheld and supported the law (April 2006);

Supports gays in the Scouts;(Oct. 1994);

Against school prayer or the teaching of any religious tenet (Aug 1994);

Environmental campiagn theme 2002;

Supports Brady Bill against handguns (Aug.1994)

Supported state tax-supported health care subsidies (2002);

Pushed state universal health care plan, taxpayer funded, (2006);

Tuition breaks for illegal immigrants (March 2005).

Vote Match, Inc, has identified Romney as a "moderate populist".
Now this is not to say that Romney has not come down on the side of conservative issues occasionally, but his core beliefs are off base with conservative values.

Better do a little googling, folks...

11:46 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Nice list Snodly. Thanks for that. I have Human Events in my favorites, but haven't checked it out lately. Do they have a top ten list of GOOD choices?

8:51 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

I know that I'm alone in this thinking, but George Allen WILL win the presidential election in '08, dispite his early missteps.

10:47 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

Sorry, Snod, R U D Y G.

11:59 AM  
Blogger snodly said...

LOL @ Flommy !! :) Well, I can't fault you for supporting your home-town boy,(even though I didn't support my own in '76...here's a blanket apology for Carter, everyone...) even if he is to the left even of Romney.He did a super job after 9/11. I'll admit, but his playing toesies with the Hildabeast scares me !

12:42 PM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

When he told Sheik Al-Whatshisname to keep his money - he got my attention! He actually cleaned up NYC - Times Square is now a place one can take the family. Unless you really know NY, you can't undertstand the magnitude of this act.
He's got guts! And while I disagree with him on many points, his courage is a breath of fresh air.

1:12 PM  
Blogger Cliff said...

Flomblog, You're a good man,I love your posts and I respect you very much, BUT, as much as I like RudyG,
he will not win in '08. George Allen will win, and I can't tell you how I know this, but I just do.
Time will tell.

7:41 PM  
Blogger snodly said...

I'll agree with you there. I just wish we could take that courage and put it into a conservative !!

4:23 PM  

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