Mitt Romney Watch: Another HYPOCRITICAL Moment? This Time Gay Marriage

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Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney speaks to opponents of gay marriage at a rally at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, November 19, 2006. Romney, a devout Mormon and former bishop of Massachusetts’ temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is expected to announce in January he will join what is expected to be a crowded field of Republican White House contenders for the presidency.

Boston Globe: Romney’s ’94 remarks on same-sex marriage could haunt him

Comments Governor Mitt Romney made during his 1994 Senate bid, in which he said the gay and lesbian community “needs more support from the Republican Party,” resurfaced yesterday, posing a potential hurdle as he appeals to conservatives for a probable presidential campaign.

Bay Windows, the Boston-based gay and lesbian newspaper, republished excerpts from an August 1994 interview the paper did with Romney during his campaign against Senator Edward M. Kennedy. In the interview, Romney said it should be up to states to decide whether to allow same-sex marriage and he criticized Republican “extremists” who imposed their positions on the party.

“People of integrity don’t force their beliefs on others, they make sure that others can live by different beliefs they may have,” Romney is quoted as saying.

More recently, Romney’s words and deeds have sent a very different message.

In 2005, Romney came under fire for saying dismissively to a South Carolina Republican audience that some gay and lesbian couples “are actually having children born to them.”

Mitt Romney changes his political opinions like “FLIPPER” John Kerry.

First, it was ABORTION. Mitt Romney: My Abortion Views Have ‘Evolved’

So, Governor are you pro-life or pro-choice or a hypocrite pandering one message in the South and another in New England?

Second, there is Mitt Romney’s illegal immigration flap.

As Governor Mitt Romney explores a presidential bid, he has grown outspoken in his criticism of illegal immigration. But, for a decade, the governor has used a landscaping company that relies heavily on workers like these, illegal Guatemalan immigrants, to maintain the grounds surrounding his pink Colonial house on Marsh Street in Belmont.

Now, there is the Gay Marriage Flap.

Romney has been an outspoken proponent of a federal constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Last spring, he wrote a letter to Senate majority leader Bill Frist urging its passage.

“In order to protect the institution of marriage, we must prevent it from being redefined by judges like those here in Massachusetts,” Romney wrote of the amendment, which has not passed. Same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts after a 2003 decision by the Supreme Judicial Court.

One of several Republicans to oppose the federal amendment was Arizona Senator John McCain, who is likely to be one of Romney’s chief rivals in 2008. Romney, in an interview last month with the DC Examiner, accused McCain of being “disingenuous” on same-sex marriage, because McCain says he’s against it but believes states should decide the issue.

And Mitt Romney is NOT disingenuous like John McCain? Or is Romney HYPOCRITICAL to campaign and pander for votes from anti-Gay marriage proponents in South Carolina yet holding a different opinion in Massachusetts?

What is your position Governor?

Mitt Romney’s soon to be announced presidential campaign is already a disaster.

Why?

Ask the candidate.

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Rudy Giuliani Watch: Giuliani Leads in Latest Fox News Poll

Posted Posted in Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Politics, President 2008, Rudy Giuliani

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FOX News Poll: Obama Trails Clinton in 2008 Dem Primary

Despite the almost incredible amount of buzz about potential presidential hopeful Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, the latest FOX News poll finds that New York Sen. Hillary Clinton soundly outperforms Obama in the Democratic primary and also in hypothetical head-to-head matchups. Even though a lot could change before 2008, so far Republicans have clearly coalesced around former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Sen. John McCain as their party’s frontrunners.

On the Republican primary side, the two frontrunners remain unchanged from previous polling: Giuliani (30 percent) and McCain (23 percent) far outdistance the competition. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich (9 percent) and Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney (8 percent) are the only other contenders who register above 3 percent.

Giuliani (42 percent) tops McCain (40 percent) by just 2 percentage points when Republicans are asked to pick between only those two candidates, and McCain tops Romney by 59 percent to 14 percent.

Clearly, the race is boiling down to Mayor Giuliani and Senator McCain. Isn’t this reminiscent of the 1976 and 1980 GOP campaigns – Ford vs. Reagan and George HW Bush vs. Reagan?

Look for a long primary season with the GOP nomination decided in California. But, will the California Legislature change the June primary election to March?

Very possible…..

But, the nominee will be Giuliani or McCain. The other wannabe candidates like Mitt Romney trail badly in primary polls. Romney’s Mormon religion also does not poll well.

Fox News poll details are here.

In head-to-head matchups, Giuliani has a 9-point and McCain an 8-point edge over Clinton. These results are essentially unchanged from previous polling.

When the Democratic candidate is Obama, the Republican advantage increases. Giuliani bests Obama by 11 points and McCain tops him by 19 points.

As in previous polls, Mayor Giuliani matches up the best against likely Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton.

The GOP Primary details:

Question: If the 2008 Republican presidential primary were held today, for whom would
you vote if the candidates were:

1. Rudy Giuliani 30%

2. John McCain 23

3. Newt Gingrich 9

4. Mitt Romney 8

5. Sam Brownback 3

6. George Pataki 2

7. Duncan Hunter 1

8. Chuck Hagel – 3

9. (Other) 1

10. (Don’t know) 22

11. (Would not vote in
Republican primary) 2

Question: If John McCain and Rudy Giuliani were the only choices in the Republican primary, how would you vote?
Republicans:

McCain – 40%

Giuliani – 42%

(Don’t know) – 3%

(Would not vote) – 15%

Question: If John McCain and Mitt Romney were the only choices in the Republican primary, how would you vote?

Republicans

McCain – 59%

Romney- 14%

(Don’t know) – 5%

(Would not vote) – 23%

In the General Election:

Question:Thinking ahead to the next presidential election, if the 2008 genera lelection were held today and the candidates were [NAME] and [NAME], for whom would you vote?

What if the candidates were:
Rudy Giuliani – 48%

Hillary Clinton – 39%

Don’t Know – 13%

Stay tuned…….

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Michael Ramirez on John McCain and Presidential Election 2008

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Arrgh……………Flap is NOT with McCain……………..Guess who?

Giuliani takes step toward White House bid

Giuliani moves nearer to White House run

The Polls:

In a nationwide Rasmussen Reports survey of 1,050 Republicans and 203 GOP-leaning independents, 24 percent backed Giuliani while 18 percent chose Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. McCain, at 17 percent, lags behind Rice, a declared non-candidate.

“If we assume Rice is not running and allocate her votes,” says pollster Scott Rasmussen, “Giuliani would top McCain 32 percent to 22 percent in the Nov. 4-7 study.”Among likely Republican voters polled in Michigan, McCain beat Giuliani 33 percent to 25. Rudy romped elsewhere in Strategic Vision’s Nov. 6 survey. Giuliani outran McCain by nine points in Georgia (33 percent to 24); 19 in Florida (46 percent to 27) and Washington state (42 percent to 23); 22 in New Jersey (47 percent to 25); and 23 points in Pennsylvania (47 percent to 24). Gov. Mitt Romney, R-Mass., scored, at best, a distant third in these states.

A Clemson University poll of South Carolina Republicans and GOP-leaners revealed Giuliani’s enormous 68 percent net-favorable rating (78 percent favorable minus 10 percent unfavorable). McCain’s equivalent figure was 42 percent (65 favorable, less 23 percent unfavorable). These figures don’t surprise Rasmussen.

“Giuliani has the highest net-favorable ratings of any candidate on whom we’ve been polling,” he says. “Giuliani’s higher than McCain and higher than Hillary Clinton. He’s even higher than Bill Clinton.”


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John McCain Watch: McCain Begins Preliminary White House Run

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U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, left, introduces U.S. Sen Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and his wife Caryll Kyl Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 in Scottsdale, Ariz. Kyl defeated Democratic challenger Jim Pederson.

ABC: McCain Begins Preliminary White House Run

Exploratory Committee to Be Set Up This Month, No Final Decision Has Been Made

Flap to Senator McCain – DON’T BOTHER.


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John McCain Watch: McCain Would “Commit Suicide” If Democrats Win Senate

Posted Posted in Election 2006, John McCain, Politics, President 2008

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U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., listens during a tour of the Lincolnway Energy, LLC ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006.

Reuters: McCain jokes about suicide if Democrats win Senate

Arizona Sen. John McCain, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2008, joked on Wednesday he would “commit suicide” if Democrats win the Senate in November.

McCain, on a visit to Iowa to campaign for Republican congressional candidates, was asked his reaction to a potential Democratic takeover of the Senate in the November 7 elections.

“I think I’d just commit suicide,” McCain told reporters, to accompanying laughter from Republicans standing with him. “I don’t want to face that eventuality because I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

The Maverick who GAFFES it up.

GOP candidates for the U.S. Senate must be cringing.

Senator McCain sometimes it is best to keep things to yourself . Don’t you know that as a potential candidate for President in 2008 that you will be under a media microscope?

Certainly this comment will not help anyone except Rudy Giuliani.

Stay tuned……..


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President 2008 Watch: Hillary – McCain Was Doing the Bidding of the White House – The Apology

Posted Posted in Election 2008, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Politics

New York Post: HILL’S SO SORRY OVER ‘VIET’ SLAP

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called John McCain yesterday to personally apologize and denounce comments an adviser of hers reportedly made slamming the GOP senator over his time in captivity in Vietnam.

The move from one potential 2008 presidential candidate to another was sparked by a column in The New York Times, in which Maureen Dowd quoted an anonymous adviser talking about McCain’s criticism of the Clintons over their North Korea position.

The adviser said Team Clinton thought McCain was doing the White House’s dirty work by criticizing the Clintons and ended up “looking similar to the way he did on those captive tapes from Hanoi, where he recited the names of his crewmates.”

That was a reference to an unsubstantiated rumor used to tar McCain, a Vietnam war hero, as off-kilter during the 2000 GOP presidential primary.

Right……..

The Clinton brand of politics.

Pathetic

But, get used to it. The November 2008 presidential campaign will be painfully LONG.

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