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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:20 AM
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Romney invokes Reagan in abortion switch
Governor Mitt Romney cited the change of heart by Ronald Reagan and a prominent former member of Congress in explaining his decision to oppose aborton rights to a National Review Online interviewer.

"Im committed to promoting the culture of life. Like Ronald Reagan, and Henry Hyde, and others who became pro-life, I had this issue wrong in the past,'' Romney told NRO. (He has reached for the Reagan magic before.)

Romney was seen as a supporter of aborton rights in Massachusetts until he began readying for a run for president. An advisor later said he was "faking it."

The full interview is here and the Globe story on his recent efforts to dodge most members of the press is here.

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http://www.boston.com/news/local/politics/blog/2006/12/...
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brazos121200 Donating Member (626 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:25 AM
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1. OK.. Was he lying then or is he lying now. In any case,
he HAS to be "pro-life" to get the Republican nomination.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:27 AM
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2. They always get religion when they want the nomination
Funny, isn't it? It's just like Poppy and Dole.

Yeah, fellas, that's right, push a religious agenda onto a secular government. That'll win you the nutcase vote, all right.

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NewYorkerfromMass Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:39 AM
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3. and the same with gay rights?
there are weathervanes more solid than this guy.
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:42 AM
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4. Here is his letter of support ...
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:51 AM
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6. there is a more recent letter
that is sure to come out in the campaign. Romney has no shot. Its over.
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sallyseven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:46 AM
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5. Romney is just an opportunist.
He will do and say anything if it means he will get ahead. He lies like Bush, behaves anyway the right wing wants him to. So obsessed in being president he will do anything. I don't want that man to become anything but unemployed in 2008.
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:19 AM
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7. Flip-flop. Flip-flop. n/t
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blueblitzkrieg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:52 AM
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8. he's a fraud
i don't get how this guy is considered one of the front-runners. he is such a transparent fraud. do the right-wingers actually buy his pandering bullshit?
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knowledgeispwr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 12:17 PM
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9. He was faking it and really pro-life? Then why'd he say he switched and had it wrong? n/t
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AndreaCG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 06:56 PM
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10. Just wait, Giuliani will have a change of "heart" too
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 07:14 PM
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11. hears a campaign slogan: Mitt( flip flop) Romney
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-17-06 07:18 PM
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12. With apologies to Dion: "Cuz I'm the panderer. Yeah, the panderer."
"I pander around around around..."
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