Saturday, June 18, 2011

Strike Three! Romney won't sign abortion pledge

Politico: Five Republican presidential candidates have signed a pledge to advance the anti-abortion movement if elected to the White House, but the current front runner for the 2012 GOP nomination — Mitt Romney — isn’t one of them.
Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Rick Santorum each signed the pledge, sponsored by Susan B. Anthony List, vowing to nominate judges and appoint executive branch officials who are opposed to abortion. The pledge also commit signers to push legislation to end all taxpayer funding of abortion and to sign a law to “protect unborn children who are capable of feeling pain from abortion.”
Mitt Romney, who’s leading in national and early state opinion polls, declined to sign.
“Governor Romney pledged in the last campaign that he would be a pro-life president and of course he pledges it today,” said spokeswoman Andrea Saul in a statement. “However, this well-intentioned effort has some potentially unforeseen consequences and he does not feel he could in good conscience sign it. Gov. Romney has been a strong supporter of the SBA List in the past and he looks forward to continue working with them to promote a culture of life.” [MORE]
First RomneyCare, then global warming and now this.  Mittens is working overtime not be a flip flopper this time around. Unfortunately, he is picking the wrong side of each issue. This tells me that Romney is confident about a few things.
  • He doesn't believe that conservatives will rally around a single candidate.
  • He believes that the right is so desperate to get Obama out of office they will turn a blind eye to everything.
I just don't understand how this guy is the front runner right now. Mitt has always been an integrity free guy. Making him our nominee because we think he can beat Obama is basically a crap shoot (I for one have little faith Romney could beat Obama when push comes to shove). If by chance he becomes president, there is really no telling where he will go. From his record, it is pretty clear that Romney will seek the path of least resistance. That my friends simply will not do in 2012.

Obama and the Dems passed nightmare legislation because they were willing to politically die for their convictions. Reversing their legislation and turning the ship of state around will require no less from the Republicans. This is why a wishy washy flip flopper like Romney might as well be another term of Obama.

Conservatives had better get their game plan together or watch everything accomplished by the TEA Party get railroaded by a weak Republican president named Romney.

Via: Memeorandum
Via: Politico

9 comments:

madmath1 said...

There's too much at stake in 2012, possibly the survival of the republic. We don't need another RINO that can and most likely will continue the pattern of since Reagan left office, each president has been worse than their predessor. If we get one just as bad or worse than BO, the republic will be finished. I for one don't like Rommey as he's not another Obama, but another Bush and he was the biggest traitor to conservative causes if any non-demoncrat, and can do far more damage than either Bush or Obama as no one will even challange him (of the left will go insane, but inside they'll support his RINOism making even far more leftist agneda possible.

FIREBIRD said...

YEP!

Always On Watch said...

Sad to say, it does look like Romney will get the nomination.

Matt said...

If Romney get's the nomination, I do believe he will lose. If he wins, we still lose. There are no pluses here at all.

kajunman said...

As a Cain fan I'm somewhat amazed at the headlines of this story.

If you check Politico you'll see this:
POLITICO Romney won't sign abortion pledge

I you check it out on ABC you'll find this:
Herman Cain Declines to Sign Pro-Life Pledge

The articles are almost exact soooooo... who's doing the plagiarizing???

I guess it's all in whose camp you're in and we know ABC is in Romney's camp.

kaj

The Conservative Lady said...

It's early yet and I'm not convinced that Romney is going to be the nominee. Granted, he's a RINO and not my choice, but Herman Cain didn't sign the abortion pledge either, and I have no doubt that he is pro-life. Both gave their reasons for not signing. I want to give Romney the benefit of the doubt, but the other 2 strikes against him don't help. The only reason he is the front runner is because he has name recognition...that can change as time goes on and we learn more about the other candidates.
Any opinion on a Rick Perry run for President in 2012? Think he can knock Romney out of first place?

Jg. for FatScribe said...

ouch! you could be right ABC, this could be a 3rd strike. but ... (*huge butt alert) if this came down to BHO or Mittens (like that moniker, kid), i'd have to got with obamneycare mormon man with the full head of hair.

Quite Rightly said...

Just what we don't need . . . another president endorsed by the AARP, Al Gore, and Planned Parenthood.

Nick said...

There's too much at stake in 2012, possibly the survival of our Republic, to worry about whether a candidate has signed a stupid pledge when no progress will be made in either direction on the issue!

I think abortion is the greatest act of barbarism in human history. But abortion will neither be banned anytime soon nor universally permitted. We are at a political impasse!

Consequently, I don't care whether our candidate supports abortion rights or doesn't as long as 1) he wins, and 2) he will appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court (or at least someone to the right of David Souter). We cannot expect better from Obama.

We can't afford to nominate our most-preferred person in the vain HOPE that Obama will trip over his monstrous ego. We can't throw a Hail Mary pass.

This isn't about coin flips - it's about electoral college mathematics and the Median Voter Theorem.

We win the election by nominating the candidate who is preferred by the median voter in all the states that make a difference: Florida, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado, Indiana, Nevada, and North Carolina. All of the other states in the Republic are already a foregone conclusion or just don't matter in the electoral math.

Do you realize that all Obama had to do in 2008 was win all of John Kerry's states plus:

1. Ohio, or
2. Florida, or
3. Virginia/North Carolina +1, or
4. Iowa, Colorado, and New Mexico

When Obama won Ohio, I went to bed.

Our Republican candidate has to RECAPTURE:

1. Florida
2. Ohio
3. North Carolina
4. Virginia
5. Indiana
6. Colorado
7. Iowa
8. Nevada

Who do you think can do that?

Florida could always go either way. Colorado and Iowa have been consistently Democrat lately. Ohio, North Carolina, and Virginia are hard to call. We should easily get back Indiana.

If our candidate loses Florida or Ohio, it's over immediately.

If we lose any of 3-8, our candidate will have to win one of:

9. Pennsylvania
10. Michigan
11. Minnesota
12. Wisconsin

to make up for each loss. Those will be hard to win for any Republican.

I think Romney can win every state in 1-8 except Iowa. I also think he will take at least one Midwestern state.

Pawlenty has at least as good a chance as Romney. He's got some Midwestern credentials. But I'm not sure how he will do in Florida.

Bachman might not even win her own state, and she will likely lose Florida, Colorado, Iowa, New Mexico and North Carolina.

A Romney/Pawlenty or Pawlenty/Romney ticket is almost a sure winner.

Bachman might help as the VP candidate in the Midwest, but she might alienate some key swing voters. It's too much of a risk.

None of the other candidates have a chance.

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