Multiple Choice Mitt & Abortion

It is not my intention to devote the front page of RedState to being the anti-Corner when it comes to Governor Romney. In fact, I suspect this will be one of the last posts on which I bring up the specific subject. I’m more interested in fighting the Congressional Democrats right now.

But, I’ve gotten enough “fan mail” since I waited until last Friday evening when not a lot of people were watching to retract my endorsement of Mitt Romney that I want to point this out. This should make clear to folks why I can’t support Mitt Romney right now. He has a recent record of flip flops on important conservative issues. What *is* in the water in Massachusetts?

This is why I can’t support him in the primary. This record. These words that he speaks in 2002. To his credit, he spoke the truth in this 2002 debate. He did nothing to change the pro-abortion laws of Massachusetts. I suspect that the Shannon O’Brien come back in this debate is going to be echoed by more and more candidates.

But I also suspected that Mitt Romney has peaked too soon and most of these issues are quickly becoming both moot and an anchor for him.

This also falls in line with the latest Gallup poll. Not a lot of people have heard of Mitt Romney, but the more they hear, the more his unfavorables rise. I suspect it is because of waffling like this. Contrast him with Rudy who is definitely to the left of Romney’s presently stated social positions. But, everyone knows where Rudy stands and the Gallup poll indicates people, including conservatives, still think highly of him.

No wonder Mitt is having to spend capital now to run ads.

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  • Glad you’re getting Romney out of your system. Knowing what he would have great access to, i.e., the family history on everyone who the Mormons have “baptized” even though they are dead, and knowing where all their cousins are and who they are and of what worth they are would be perfect fodder for those who would do our countrymen harm, i.e., as in wipe us out. Remember the Holocaust and how much the terrorists hate Jews and real Christians. Read The Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle sometimes. The old saying stands true: “there is a thin line between truth and fiction.”

  • Erick:

    I think you might be cutting off your nose to spite your face. If abortion’s your issue, Gov. Romney is probably the best friend you have in this race (at least among candidates that actually have a chance of winning). Granted, given the record, you are correct to be a little skeptical of the sincerity of his beliefs. But upon careful examination, I believe you’ll find that his beliefs comport perfectly well with your own. I refer you to a few reads that make the case far better than I could:

    James Bopp from NRO today: http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OWYwMzg3MzZkNDBmYzJhMGY5OTY5MjI3YTYxYzFkNDE

    James Brody from CBN: http://www.cbn.com/CBNnews/107719.aspx

    and KLo yesterday on the Corner (scroll down to the note from the BYU professor): http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NjUwZTdlZjIwYWQzNTJmZjc3ZjgwN2FjNzk4NGFhZWY=

    Many conservatives defend their support for Rudy by alluding to all the “right” enemies he made in New York City. Well, if the rightness of our positions is measured by the enemies we make, then Gov. Romney ought to have our support. Either that, or the abortion crowd has decided to take out one of their own.

  • Jason,
    Actually abortion isn’t my issue. But it is kind of the issue by which I test candidates. I can think of far more pro-choice politicians willing to spend us into a hell hole than pro-life candidates.

    If you are willing to be pro-life, despite the inevitable media criticism that will come with the label, you are one huge step closer to proving you are willing to stand on principle no matter how unpopular, if you believe they are right.

    Romney has been pro-choice when running for office and pro-life when not running for office. Now he’s finally pro-life when running for office, because he can’t really be pro-choice to win.

    That suggests to me that his core principles shift when politically expedient. We saw the same with taxation, immigration, homosexuality, and campaign finance reform.

  • http://ldsdoctrine.blogspot.com/index.html

    The Lord will know his people, and will never allow a total holocaust of those that follow the true word. I know Mormons and they are no less of a Christian than any other Christians. How can those that admire Ronald Reagan, also criticize Mormons. Reagan called the Mormon Tabernacle Choir “America’s Choir.” When you slander the Mormons, you are falling in line with those that worship Satan because he desires that you find fault in those that do adhere strictly to the commandments or strive hard to do so.

    If you read this link, you will see that the Book of Mormon comes from ancient tablets fortold in the Bible. If you do not believe that other prophets have the ability to speak to the Lord, then you believe that God is dead. If you believe in the resurrection of Christ, then all that seek to have guidance form the living Christ will have doors opened to them. Do not fall into the trap of believing that Mormons are not Christ’s children, just as you are.

  • Rom. 8: 16 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together

  • http://www.wholesomewords.org/etexts/ritchie/separat.html

    The error of politics is trying to mesh politics with the Gospel. When we allow the haters of Christ to hold positions of great power in the Republican and Democrat Party, we are failing as Christians. Politicians can never be of Christ because we have become a nation of unbelievers and believers attempting to live under one tent. In order to get elected, all politicians have to be like chamelions. That is not of Christ, and never will be. Actually, the Mormons are one sect of Christians that do attempt to live away from that which is not of Christ. I am not a Mormon, but I do admire them for their deeds.