Monday, February 19, 2007

Mitt Romney: A Thinking Man’s Candidate

Romney Supports ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Mitt RomneyFormer Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney (R), who once advocated allowing gays to serve openly in the military, said yesterday that he does not think the Pentagon should change its “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy in the midst of the Iraq war.

The first sentence of this piece from The Washington Post is more honest than the headline. In this fast-paced world of instant information we may not effectively process the plethora of reports in media. Those biased in favor of a candidate or opposed may unfairly characterize “positions” on the issues.

Mitt Romney may appear to some as changing his stand on issues. If you favor a constitutional amendment defining marriage in the traditional sense and at the same time oppose discrimination against homosexuals does not necessarily indicate a change in position. The two items are not mutually exclusive. That would be like saying a person is flip-flopping on opposition to murder by supporting a person’s right to self-defense.

The piece goes on about Romney saying “abortion is taking human life” but Romney ran as pro-choice in 1994. Hey, John Solomon, what’s your point? No matter what side of the abortion issue you are on, abortion is taking human life. If you oppose abortion, by definition abortion is taking human life. If you favor the right to abortion, by definition abortion is taking human life. The definition of abortion does not change based on what side of the issue you’re on. In addition he believes the states should decide the issue of abortion. On that you can have a debate.

Stanford Matthews

Here are some other opinions on Romney:

Romney a Social Conservative? Yes!
Romney Threw Fundraiser For Dem Candidate In 1992
The “M” Word

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