"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Romney 2002 -- Who? Me? Republican?

This article reinforces my belief that Romney only became a Republican to run against Ted Kennedy in 1994 so that he would not have to meet him in a primary.  Since he ran to the left of Ted Kennedy, that even reinforces that belief.  Now we have an article about Democrats in New England who run as Republicans so they don't have to go through a primary.

It makes perfect sense that Romney's core values are Democrat because they sure are not conservative.  He is a Massachusetts liberal, plain and simple, and all this trash talk by his supporters that he is a conservative is not working as witnessed in Louisiana where Santorum clobbered Romney even though you had to look hard on Drudge to find the results as they were not on the headlines.  If Romney had won, it would have been all over the headlines.  The results were Santorum 49%, Romney 27%, Gingrich 16%, and Paul 6%.  Add the conservative votes together and you see exactly what conservatives are saying -- we don't want Romney as the nominee with 71% of Republicans voting against Romney and the establishment.  Looks the RNC Chair is going to allow states who went blue in 2008 to pick the Republican nominee.  No wonder the Democrats are so happy with Preibus.
Flashback: Meet Mitt Romney circa 2002
This entry was posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2012 at 19:45 
Who? Me? Republican? 
Here’s a quick video clip from 2002, when Mitt Romney was seeking the office of Governor in Massachusetts. He disclaims his association with the Republican party. What many of you from around the country may not know is that it’s common practice in the Northeast for Democrats to run for office as Republicans because in many cases, they can run unopposed in primaries since there are so few (relatively) Republicans vying for office. I can’t say that this had been what Mitt tried to imply here, but I wouldn’t be surprised. After all, as you may remember, he spent most of his 1994 Senatorial campaign against Ted Kennedy trying to distance himself from Reagan. 
This is the guy who wants to be your Republican nominee? 
While Etch-a-Sketch will try to re-write the meaning of this clip, I prefer to focus on reality: Mitt Romney is no conservative.
This is simply one more piece of evidence. 
Source:  MarkAmerica
Romney ran away from Reagan and Republicans as late as 2002 when he was running for Governor4, but even more telling was his wife saying in 1994 that they didn't know one Republican in MA yet he ran in the Republican primary -- purely an opportunist who shares none of the Republican core values:
“Independence and pragmatism” have been at the heart of Mitt Romney’s politics from his first entrance into the electoral arena, CNSNews.com reports today, with a look back at an article that revealed Romney as he was when he decided to run for the United States Senate in 1994:

“When Romney decided to run, Republicans exchanged quizzical looks: ‘We didn’t know a single Republican when we jumped in in December,’ his wife, Ann, says,” Brownstein reported. 
“As a registered independent, Romney had voted in the Democratic presidential primary in 1992 to support Paul E. Tsongas (though he backed George Bush in the general election, he says),” wrote Brownstein. ”He briefly considered running for the Senate seat as an independent as well, his wife says, before rejecting the idea as impractical.
“Independence and pragmatism remained at the center of his appeal, though,” wrote Brownstein. ”(Even today, he tries to keep his distance from a national Republican Party still held in some suspicion here: He has refused to sign onto the national GOP ‘contract’ party leaders are pushing in Washington.) 
“Romney offered himself not as a conservative, but a Weld-like moderate: frugal on spending and insistent that welfare recipients work for their checks, but supporting abortion rights and gay rights and willing to ban assault weapons,” wrote Brownstein.
Excerpt:  Read More at CNS 

He has been a fraud as a conservative from the first time he decided to run for President and it shows when you look at his background.  He is not a very good actor either.  This idea that his people are putting out he will govern as a conservative when he never has is enough to send you through the roof.  That Etch-A-Sketch comment was not a gaffe IMHO but a message to conservatives that he will run to the left against Obama just like he did Ted Kennedy and where he is comfortable.  Then if elected he will implement mandates for Romneycare nationwide.  Some conservative, not!

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