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(36,988 posts)
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 02:54 PM Oct 2012

Romney campaign doesn't speak for Romney campaign, says Romney campaign

With less than a week left before the election, the Romney campaign is still trying to have its "pro-life" abortion cake and eat it moderately, all because no one trusts Mitt Romney on reproductive rights. That's why you're not allowed to take any statements on abortion made by the campaign as, you know, a statement on abortion made by the campaign. And that includes anything said by the candidate himself.
The latest is the wink wink to Jewish Republicans from former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, one of the "Republican luminaries who will be in attendance at the big Romney rally on Friday" that "save for the absence of actor Clint Eastwood, is shaping up as the sequel to the Republican National Convention."

So yes, the Romney campaign believes Coleman is a valuable asset to its attempt "to inject new energy into their Ohio campaign and to launch the Republican ticket on its final, frenetic three days of barnstorming before Election Day." But that doesn't mean Coleman speaks for the campaign—especially when Coleman assures Jewish voters "who are worried about the influence of religious conservatives on the Republican Party" that Roe v. Wade isn't really at risk under Romney. Translation: Romney isn't really the fire-breathing "severely conservative" nutjob he's pretending he is, and for those of you who worry that a Romney presidency would usher in the official reign of the American Taliban—nah, it's cool, he's not really like that.

Yes, well, that's a little off script, so Romney campaign surrogate Coleman has now clarified:

In an interview on Tuesday, Coleman told The Associated Press he had been speaking on his own behalf, and not for Romney.
He said he meant that the decision is longstanding precedent, and that Republicans would fight over issues like parental notification and partial birth abortion rather than Roe v Wade itself.


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Romney campaign doesn't speak for Romney campaign, says Romney campaign (Original Post) Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 OP
we have GOPers faking attacks on them by gays in Wisconsin ChairmanAgnostic Oct 2012 #1
What's the difference between Nazis and Republicans? Ichingcarpenter Oct 2012 #2
what's so sad is it is NOT a trick question. ChairmanAgnostic Oct 2012 #3


(28,017 posts)
1. we have GOPers faking attacks on them by gays in Wisconsin
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:11 PM
Oct 2012

We have Romney making bogus allegations about Jeep
We have Romnisiacs forgetting what they said yesterday, as they contradict themselves today.
We have a Romnidistrator like Coleman, for whom truth and veracity has never been less important.

Is this merely a sign of the depth of desperation suffered by Teem Romney, or does it portend how a president Romney would behave in office?
Or both?

Either way, I have never witnessed anything like today's GOP in my 40 years of political awareness (being in my mid 50s). Each and every time I tell myself they can no longer shock me, they shock me.

(yes, I know Team has an a)


(36,988 posts)
2. What's the difference between Nazis and Republicans?
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 03:23 PM
Oct 2012

The Nazis had uniforms be it black, brown or tan and were designed by Hugo Boss.

The Nazis had science all be it bad science and some decent engineers.

Other than that I can't see the difference these days.

They both rewrite history, support monopolies, disinformation, racism, etc.

I'm in my sixties and feel the same

Stephen Stills said lately ...

Stephen Stills on Mitt Romney: 'I Never Thought I'd See a Creepier Politician Than Nixon

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stephen-stills-on-mitt-romney-i-never-thought-id-see-a-creepier-politician-than-nixon-20121029#ixzz2AuFVy5Vt


(28,017 posts)
3. what's so sad is it is NOT a trick question.
Wed Oct 31, 2012, 04:21 PM
Oct 2012

Tea Baggers attracted the worst elements and then the GOP swallowed them whole. AND adopted their worst ideas.

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