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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Feb-26-05 09:43 PM
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13. I remember when his dad wanted to be President
Edited on Sat Feb-26-05 09:59 PM by Jack Rabbit
George Romney, then Governor of Michigan, was the hope of the liberal Republicans in first part of the 1968 campaign. He ran with Governor Rockefeller's blessing. For those too young to remember, liberal Republican was not an oxymoron in those days and Nelson Rockefeller was the leader of that wing of the GOP.

Anyway, he fell flat on his face as a candidate after he criticized the Vietnam War. At first he supported continuing the war effort, but then backtracked and said he had been "brainwashed." Even opponents of the war were unimpressed. Romney's downfall gave Nixon a clear field.

Photo of Gov. George Romney from Concord University

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  -"President Mitt"? He's running hard. polmaven  Feb-26-05 05:59 PM   #0 
  - Let him waste his money. It's in the bag for Jeb, anyway.  The Zanti Regent   Feb-26-05 06:00 PM   #1 
  - You're wrong about Jeb. By 2007 voters will be very tired of the  napi21   Feb-26-05 09:26 PM   #11 
     - Can you say D-I-E-B-O-L-D?  The Zanti Regent   Feb-27-05 08:35 AM   #23 
     - w. would never let jeb succeed him because jeb might be hated less or  colonel odis   Feb-27-05 09:55 AM   #25 
  - First he's going to have to get re-elected  Longgrain   Feb-26-05 06:02 PM   #2 
  - Longgrain, are you going to be the dem challenger?  Glenda   Feb-27-05 10:23 PM   #29 
     - Tom Reilly will do it.  MAlibdem   Feb-27-05 10:29 PM   #30 
  - What a perfect shower of shit!  RoBear   Feb-26-05 06:02 PM   #3 
  - I think they're just stupid  FreedomAngel82   Feb-26-05 06:40 PM   #6 
  - He is a Mormon talking to Utah Mormons  Erika   Feb-26-05 06:14 PM   #4 
  - He's actually traveling to early primary states  polmaven   Feb-26-05 07:29 PM   #8 
  - Does anyone really think Mormonism will withstand the scrutiny?  NewHampshireDem   Feb-26-05 06:31 PM   #5 
  - I heard that some redneck types consider mormonism to be a cult  Hippo_Tron   Feb-26-05 06:54 PM   #7 
     - I'm not trying to promote stereotypes, so don't get me wrong  NewHampshireDem   Feb-26-05 09:26 PM   #10 
     - Don't put much faith in that book  Radical Activist   Feb-27-05 12:54 AM   #20 
     - Not just a few rednecks believe that  Radical Activist   Feb-27-05 12:59 AM   #21 
     - The fundies will drop Mitt real fast when they "discover"  Rockholm   Feb-27-05 09:12 AM   #24 
  - Mitt Romney's a homophobic red meanie!  elshiva   Feb-26-05 09:15 PM   #9 
  - Is Mitt a Mormon?  napi21   Feb-26-05 09:33 PM   #12 
  - I remember when his dad wanted to be President  Jack Rabbit   Feb-26-05 09:43 PM   #13 
  - Yes, Romney is a big time Mormon  Erika   Feb-26-05 09:50 PM   #14 
  - Watch this. Hopefuls for 2008 will praise Reagan and ignore Bush.  tsuki   Feb-26-05 10:46 PM   #15 
  - Mitt flip-flopped on stem-cell  Leilani   Feb-26-05 11:01 PM   #16 
  - A mormon fascist. He would fit right in with the * regime.  porkrind   Feb-27-05 12:16 AM   #17 
  - Isn't Mitt pro-choice?  woodleydem   Feb-27-05 12:45 AM   #18 
  - Anti-choice  Donna Zen   Feb-27-05 08:14 AM   #22 
     - Actually I think Romney has a "nuanced" position on abortion  woodleydem   Feb-27-05 09:24 PM   #26 
  - If we had President Romney and Leader Reid, Mormons would  Radical Activist   Feb-27-05 12:51 AM   #19 
  - Mitt will lose his reelection for governor in 06  MakeItSo   Feb-27-05 10:12 PM   #27 
  - A clarification  mmendoza01   Feb-27-05 10:21 PM   #28 

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