Thursday, November 03, 2011


Among many, many, many reasons why I will never vote for Romney (even if he should win the Republican nomination, and no matter who his running mate ends up being)... THIS is why I would either vote 3rd Party or not cast a vote at all for President in Nov 2012:

(via Ace and Hot Air)

Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his office nine years ago, assuring the group that if elected Massachusetts governor, he would protect the state’s abortion laws.

Then, as the meeting drew to a close, the businessman offered an intriguing suggestion — that he would rise to national prominence in the Republican Party as a victor in a liberal state and could use his influence to soften the GOP’s hard-line opposition to abortion.

He would be a “good voice in the party” for their cause, and his moderation on the issue would be “widely written about,” he said, according to detailed notes taken by an officer of the group, NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts.

“You need someone like me in Washington,” several participants recalled Romney saying that day in September 2002, an apparent reference to his future ambitions.

Romney made similar assurances to activists for gay rights and the environment, according to people familiar with the discussions, both as a candidate for governor and then in the early days of his term.

Sorry, Mitt. I've had enough of slick, polished, squishy, flip-floppers.

I have not been impressed with the field. Of those who are running:

Perry first (has the fewest negatives for me, though not perfect... then again, who is?).

Cain second (although he's beginning to fade for me).

Maybe even Gingrich (given what he did with Contract For America from 1994 thru the rest of the 90s, but gosh he has a lot of baggage).

Santorum can't win, but he knows his stuff.

Bachman, Huntsman, Johnson and Ron Paul all are jokes.

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