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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 01:06 PM
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The Three Faces Of Eve, Errrrrrrrr, Mitt
Mr. Romney, who led the 2002 Winter Olympics here, is hugely popular in Republican-dominated Utah, as is Mr. Huntsman Jr. Mr. Huntsman Sr. was a national finance co-chairman for the Romney campaign in 2008, but those days, he said, are over.

Ive worked for three different Romneys, he said. One time Mr. Romney was a liberal, in running for the Senate in 1994 in Massachusetts against Edward M. Kennedy, Mr. Huntsman said, the next time he was a moderate in running for governor in 2002, and now he is a conservative in seeking the presidency.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/17/jon-huntsman-s...
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 01:33 PM
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1. and some people mercilessly attacked Kerry for being a "flip-flopper" in 2004
Edited on Tue Oct-18-11 01:34 PM by Proud Liberal Dem
despite the lack of actual evidence. :puke: Mitt has him beat on that count many times over.

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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 01:46 PM
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2. I Watched His Debate Against Ted Kennedy In 94
There was a scare when a poll showed a dead heat but Kennedy eventually beat him 58%-42% which was the lowest showing for Ted in any Massachussetts campaign.

During their debate Kennedy said to him regarding his flip flopping on abortion "you're not pro choice, you're not aniti choice, your multiple choice."

He also said when it comes to gay marriage "I am more liberal than Ted Kennedy."
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 01:56 PM
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3. "Multiple choice"
:rofl:

That would be a PERFECT DNC ad if Mitt ends up being the nominee (as seems likely). "Multiple Choice Mitt" Or better yet, Obama could use it during the debates. I would imagine that Ted would be smiling from heaven if he did.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 02:00 PM
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4. There Really Are Three Mitt Romneys. The First Two Aren't As Scary
I suspect at his core he's a moderate, pragmatic Republican but he know moderate, pragmatic Republicans are drummed out of the party. Look at Jon Hunstsman, Jr.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 02:04 PM
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5. I tend to believe you're correct
However, given his choice of legal and foreign policy advisors, I still sure as hell don't want him in the Oval Office as CIC or appointing new justices to SCOTUS.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 02:11 PM
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6. Well, I Don't Want Any Repub In The Oval Office
And even the pragmatic, moderate , Papa Bush gave us Clarence Thomas.
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 02:14 PM
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7. Right
I don't think that George HW Bush was anywhere near as bad as his son and even Reagan seems moderate compared to today's GOP but, yeah, our country could do without Republicans running the country (and occupying the WH) for, well, a millenia.
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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-18-11 02:18 PM
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8. I Think Papa Bush Was Much Like Romney
He voted for the Fair Housing Act as a Houston congressman and was pro choice until he became Reagan's vice president. He became much more conservative as the party became more conservative.

Reagan was always onservative. Well he was conservative after he married Nancy. Of course he was a Democrat before that. It's only in the passing of time that he doesn't seem (as) conservative. Maybe that's because the pendelum has shifted so far to the right.

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