Romney slipping in New Hampshire

Romney slipping in New Hampshire

There are 28 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 23, 2007, titled Romney slipping in New Hampshire. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

As recently as last week, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney seemed to be holding a secure lead in New Hampshire, even as he was losing ground to rival Mike Huckabee in Iowa.

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Littleton, CO

#24 Dec 24, 2007
Mike Huckabee was regarded by fellow Republican governors as a compulsive tax increaser and spender. He increased the Arkansas tax burden by 47 percent, boosting the levies on gasoline and cigarettes. The Arkansas Leader.com editorialized that Mike Huckabee raised more taxes in 10 years in office than Bill Clinton did in his 12 years.

The National Education Association endorses any candidate who raises taxes and opposes school choice – thus they endorse Mike Huckabee.

Huckabee “broadly repudiates core Republican policies such as free trade, low taxes, the essential legitimacy of America’s corporate entities and the market system allocating wealth and opportunity,” according to George Will.

The Arkansas Ethics Commission held proceedings 20 times on the former governor. During his tenure, Huckabee accepted 314 gifts valued overall at more than $150,000, according to documents filed with the Arkansas secretary of state's office.(He accepted 187 gifts in his first three years as governor but was not required to report their value.)

Two months after taking office, Huckabee stunned the state by saying he questioned rapist Wayne DuMond's guilt and that it was his intention to free the rapist, DuMond murdered a women in Illinois after Huckabee set him free

Huckabee battled conservatives within his own party who were pushing for stricter state-level immigration measures, such as:.
- proof of legal status when applying for state services that aren’t federally mandated
- proof of citizenship when registering to vote
- Huckabee failed in his effort to make children of illegal immigrants eligible for state-funded scholarships and in-state tuition to Arkansas colleges.

He joined the Democratic chorus in indicting President Bush for his "arrogant bunker mentality." Is he in the right party?

Huck’s use of the “Christian Leader” title and the Cross in his ads and his attempt to denigrate Mitt Romney’s religion is a thinly-veiled attempt to impose a religious test in violation of Article Six of the Constitution

The Huckster was the keynote speaker at an anti-Mormon conference in Salt Lake City. And he knows nothing about Mormons? And the "Christian Leader" doesn't want to release his sermons?

He led the Arkansas Baptists liberal congregations in a dispute with the conservative Southern Baptist Conference.


Mike fails on so many levels as a true conservative.

The moniker "Huckster" is well-earned.
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Littleton, CO

#25 Dec 24, 2007
Mitt Romney has always been personally and religiously pro-life. He counseled young people to remain abstinent until marriage.

Due to some tragic circumstances in his family, and his mother's pro-choice leanings, he claimed he would not upset the existing Massachusetts law on the subject.

When the "rubber met the road" and he had to decide pro-life legislation, he always came down on the pro-life side.

He joins Henry Hyde, Ronald Reagan, and GHW Bush in changing his mind on the topic. That would be a "flip", not a "flip flop". Do you honestly expect Mitt to adopt the Democrats' abortion-on-demand stance once in office? If not, it becomes a non-issue.
mr voter

United States

#26 Dec 24, 2007
maybe their loonie tunes god will come down and slug it out in this corner god money hungry and in this corner god i'll give you a tax break ...ready fight ?
MoniQue

Rainbow City, AL

#28 Dec 25, 2007
This Will Leave a Mark

A new 527 ad might start changing the political landscape in Iowa and South Carolina. The advertisement is from the American Right to Life Action group. It provides a stunning rebuke of Romney’s insistence that he’s pro life. Here’s the transcript of the advertisement:

Once upon a time there was a man named Mitt who said a very bad thing:
Romney:“I believe that abortion should be safe and legal in this country”
Then he thought of campaigning in Utah and said something different.“I am NOT pro-choice!”
But when he came back to liberal Massachusetts:
Romney:“I will preserve and protect a woman’s right to choose.”
Then in 2004 he magically became pro-life, but only six months later:
Romney:“I am absolutely committed to my promise to maintain the status quo with regards to law related to abortion and choice.”
The spell must have worn off.
Now he’s on the campaign trail again, and he’s back to being pro-life.
Romney:“I was pro-choice; I’m pro-life.”…“I changed my position”…“I never said I was pro-choice.”
Narrator: BR: Mitt Romney, willing to sacrifice children, lying for your vote.
Paid for by American Right-to-Life Action.

Here’s how Gov. Romney responded to the ad:

“My record in being pro-life is very clear as the governor of Massachusetts, and my guess is that there is some group that is pulling for another candidate and is trying to find someway to go after me, and that is just the nature of politics,” he said.

That isn’t being clear. That’s a picture of being utterly ‘confused’ on the life issue. How can you be “pro-life…as the governor of Massachusetts” while stating halfways through his only term that “I am absolutely committed to my promise to maintain the status quo with regards to law related to abortion and choice”? How can he be pro life when he signed a health care bill into law that establishes a $50 co-pay for abortions?

I’ll agree with Gov. Romney that this 527 might be pulling for another candidate, though it’s quite possible that they’re just pulling for their policy position. I’ll even agree that their closing rhetoric is over the top. That said, their rhetoric is irrelevant. Gov. Romney’s statements are his statements since they’re verifiable.

If this 527 is pulling for another candidate, the next logical question is to ask why they’re pulling for a different candidate. Based on the fact that they’ve accumulated this collection of contradictory statements says that they’re opposing Gov. Romney because they don’t trust his statements that he’s pro life. Why should they?

As for Romney’s questioning why this organization is running this ad, is that his attempt to say that this organization has ulterior motives? Perhaps but irrelevant. Gov. Romney’s contradictions are Gov. Romney’s contradicions.

More importantly, some of these contradictory statements were made after Gov. Romney supposedly had a pro life transformation. This advertisement, coupled with Gov. Romney’s changing positions on tax cuts, cements in discerning people’s minds that Mitt Romney never met a position he wouldn’t change if it suited him politically.

GOP activists should demand that our nominee is steadfast in holding the right policy positions. Thus far, Mitt Romney has flunked that test on the life issue and tax cuts, two of the most important issues to conservatives.

Finally, what other positions has Gov. Romney been less than forthright on? Let’s be honest: If someone isn’t trustworthy, they don’t belong in elected office, especially as the leader of the free world.

Technorati: Mitt Romney, Tax Cuts, Pro Life, Flip-Flopper, Election 2008

Cross-posted at California Conservative

SOURCE:
Romney's flip-flops on the Bush tax cuts & abortion:
http://www.letfreedomringblog.com/ ...
adsf

Newark, NJ

#31 Dec 25, 2007
what a phony that Romney character is.

“Reduce immigration levels”

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#32 Dec 25, 2007
Laser Haas

Norwalk, CA

#33 Jan 3, 2008
Dept of Justice has declined to prosecute $300 million in fraud that benefited Romney's Bain entity when Romney was still controlling manager in 2001.
The Law firm of MNAT and TBF have confessed to supplying false more than 19 affidavits to the federal court during the eToys bankruptcy case as they worked for eToys when they sold the assets of eToys to their other client Bain/KB Toys for tens of millions in discounts.
Now it is discovered that the US Attorney, Colm F Connolly, was a partner with the MNAT law firm in 2001. Refusing to prosecute your former partners, clents and associates seems to be a good career move as Colm Connolly is now nominated to be a US Dist Ct Judge.
You can see our online affidavits at http://www.laserhaas.wordpress.com or http://fraud-corruption-mnat.townhall.com/def... and the Wall Street Journal story on the plea deal made by law firm TBF, which is now disbanded, where TBF only had to pay a $750,000 fine and remained in charge and continued with the $300 million in Fraud. http://www.wjfa.net/bk/etoys.html
What a wonderful country we live in where even a Presidential hopeful can enjoy deferred prosecution.

“Reduce immigration levels”

Since: Dec 06

Kings Mountain, NC

#34 Jan 3, 2008
Romney wants this election so badly he is absolutely making a fool of himself to get it.
Ron Paul 2008

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