Talk:Mitt Romney

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"The irony that the Mormon has been married the least times of all the candidates was pointed out by Romney's wife, Ann, who said the difference between her husband and the other candidates is that "he's had only one wife."[1]"

This entire sentence is awkward and irrelevant. 'the irony that the Mormon' just doesn't sound right. --WOVcenter 03:10, 10 March 2007 (EST)

Agreed. I was just thinking of a way to rewrite it. Jinkas 18:28, 3 August 2007 (EDT)


"Although Romney now identifies himself as pro-life and anti-same sex marriage, he claimed to be pro choice and supported same-sex rights as late as 2002."

There is a difference between same-sex marriage and same-sex rights, so this isn't really a flip-flop.

Also, let's face it, he said those things so he could get elected Governor of MA. To an extent I see that as stealthily putting one over on the MA voters, since I suspect his abortion and gay marriage views have always been what he claims them to be now. In MA it wouldn't matter, since neither issue would come up in a way that he could affect. Does saying them count as deceit in this case, or just, well, political expediency? You're not going to find anyone old enough to run for President who has been involved in politics who hasn't compromised themselves to some extent like this. Just my opinion, I guess. Human 17:03, 5 May 2007 (EDT)

Contents

Mcpannier's edits

Missing and apostrophe in the word "States" in paragraph 3 of the Abortion section. It should be "State's." The paragraph on Mitt's stem cell research stance is confusing. What are embryos creaded during fertility treatments? The link for that sentence doesn't work. The poll for March is out of date. Here's the link to a late September poll: <http://www.pollingreport.com/wh08rep.htm>. Romney had 10% in this poll. Please fix these edits because the page is locked so I can't fix them myself.--Mcpannier 08:10, 6 October 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for your constructive suggestions Mcpannier. The changes have been made (except the stem cell paragraph wording). Submit your suggested changes here. --Crocoite 12:14, 6 October 2007 (EDT)

Changes in his platform

  • Romney's critics attack his inconsistent track record on issues such as abortion and gay marriage to the point where he has gotten the nickname "Multiple Choice Mitt." A man dressed as a dolphin calling himself Flipper has appeared at some recent conservative gatherings to bring attention to Romney's inconsistent stands on abortion and gay marriage. Although Romney now identifies himself as pro-life and anti-same sex marriage, he claimed to be pro choice and supported same-sex rights as late as 2002. These swaps coupled with his Mormon affiliation puts him at odds with much of the Evangelical right, but a PollingReport.com chart from September 2007 indicates that Mitt was still polling at approximately 10% within the GOP primary forecasts. [1]
  • Following the split of the first three major elections in the 2008 primaries, Ron Kaufman, a top adviser to Romney, stated that the battle between the top three candidates "is going to be like the Bataan Death March." [2]

The Bataan Death March resulted in the death of approximately 9,000 prisoners of war during World War II, and has been labeled as a war crime.

Rather than pass on these criticisms as if we endoresed them, let's just describe the changes in his platform.

In case anyone criticized him for making the changes, we can say who made this criticism and on what grounds.

For example, Joe Beaverhead said Romney is a horse's ass for softening his stance on abortion. [insert real example and ref here] --Ed Poor Talk 15:10, 17 January 2008 (EST)

  1. http://www.pollingreport.com/wh08rep.htm
  2. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080116/ap_on_el_pr/republicans_analysis;_ylt=Agy5R06oAxPw90acSddkhiSs0NUE

Political tone

I am very enthusiastic about this article because it began in very good shape and there was plenty of media attention on his campaign to bring valuable references. However, I am very concerned about the pro-Romney tone to this article. The lead paragraph makes him seem like a hero for bringing conservative change to liberal Massachusetts, but without any follow-up on his career. There is also a scarcity of business info and well-referenced support for many of his beliefs.

The article also emphasizes his Political beliefs with separate sections. I see this is a persistent happening on conservapedia, (see the McCain and Obama articles.) I recommend speaking about his career and his campaign as a chronological summary so that people can read this as an encyclopedia entry and not a political endorsement.--CTrooper 22:20, 16 August 2008 (EDT)

additions

! Part of this article was copied from Citizendium but the copied text was originally written by me, RJJensen (under the name Richard Jensen) and does not include alterations made by others on that site. Conservlogo.png
RJJensen 09:27, 29 November 2008 (EST)

First Line

Should read "former" governor--IScott 18:43, 19 July 2009 (EDT)

Update please

I tried to update this page to reflect today's announcement that he's running again for the 2012 election, but the page is locked. Since it's a front page link, it really ought to be up to date. Could someone do so? JanW 16:11, 2 June 2011 (EDT)

Are we prepared to accept him as the nominee?

Right now, watching the numbers rolling in for Super Tuesday, I think there is a very real possibility of him being the Republican nominee against Obama. If this is the case, will we be able to support him? Obviously, there's no question that he's better than the President. But low enthusiasm for Romney may create low turnout, which will favor Obama and his Obamabots. NickP 23:49, 6 March 2012 (EST)

No RINO and no flip-flopper any longer?

Congratulations, Mr. Romney! Has Conservapedia predicted somewhere that it would change it stance on Mitt Romney at the eve of the election? --AugustO 01:40, 6 October 2012 (EDT)

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