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Published: Thursday, Jan. 12 2012 1:14 p.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

'Romney insists he's 'pro-life' candidate' - Title

Yeah.

Now.

**'Dems Attack Romney on Abortion, Personhood' - By ABC News - 11/03/11

"Romneys position on abortion, while it has appeared to change dramatically since his time as Massachusetts Governor and a Senate candidate in that state, still provides for exceptions for rape, incest and cases where the mothers life is in danger."

But calling into question Romney's ever changing stances is not even a PARTISAN thing anymore...

**'Newt Gingrich hits Mitt Romney on abortion in South Carolina ad' - Washington Post - 01/10/12

Not even on just abortion:

**'Mitt Romney pledges opposition to gay marriage' - CBS News - 08/04/11

Then:

'It's also notable because Romney was not always such a strong opponent of gay rights. In 1994, he sent a letter to a gay Republican group saying he would be a stronger advocate for gay rights...' - Same Article

So, for Mitt Romney to claim he is a 'values' canidate is moot.

Because we have NO way to know what those 'values' are going to be!

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

This week anyway.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

Give it 24 hours.

sergio
Phoenix, AZ

Romney is an ambitous politcian who is comfortable on either side of the fence. He can be whatever voters what him to be; if they will just vote for him, just don't expect him not to flip flop after he gets the vote.

Demosthenes
Rexburg, ID

The real issue here is whether personal beliefs make good government policy, and THAT is where Romney changed his statements about abortion. He was governor of a heavily Democrat state where the state supreme court had made a strong pro-abortion ruling that he stated he would uphold -- as he was legally obligated to do. Now as a Presidential candidate, he is under no such obligation and is in a different arena. He has not changed his personal opinion on abortion.

Besides, if changing one's opinions from time to time were to disqualify a presidential candidate, it would disqualify all sane, rational people.

George
Bronx, NY

here comes another wind someone tether romney.

Kiyo
Washougal, Washington

...Whether you agree with it or not, President Obama did state that he would close GITMO in one years time... As commander and chief he could have done this with a wave of his little finger...Nothing that Mitt Romney has said or done is as blatantly deceptive as this...not even close.

worf
Mcallen, TX

We currently have a president who never admits his mistakes. Blames others.

Mitt is water to a thirsty man. Like other great leaders, he recognizes mistakes, and corrects them. We need honest men, not whining and finger pointing.

George
Bronx, NY

@worf
"not whining and finger pointing." you mean like whining because Obama does not follow your wishes and blaming Obama for everything under the sun?

LetsDebate
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

@George - blaming the incumbent is the strategy of every single person running to unseat the incumbent. Get real. When you are the incumbent, constantly blaming others and pointing fingers is horribly undignified.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

Politics is so dumb. Mitt is pro - life. Mitt is anti abortion choice. This has been the case for many years but his attackers need to play politics and go back and say ... oh look he didn't used to be pro life. WHO CARES WHAT HE USED TO BE???? Ronald Reagan changed his views and even his political party for crying out loud!! I would rather have someone who CAN change their views over time rather than someone like Obama who NEVER changes regardless of circumstances. Obama will NEVER change from his far left radical views no matter the impact on the country. That is a non starter.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@letsdebate
its dignified to blame the incompetent president for everything? that seems like weak logic to me.

VST
Bountiful, UT

@patriot,

I am sorry I could not vote for your comment more than once, and I could not have made the point any better.

Thanks.

worf
Mcallen, TX

George,

* Adding six trillion to the debt is ok?
* Building auto plants in other countries with our tax money, is ok?
* stopping the Canadian oil pipeline is ok? Preventing tens of thousands of jobs.
* telling us to sacrifice, than taking several expensive vacations on our dime, is ok?

You have low expectations. A great president leads by example.

Maybe you should whine and demand better. This is disgusting.

LetsDebate
PLEASANT GROVE, UT

@spring street - for one thing, if the president is incompetent as you say, he probably deserves quite a bit of blame. For another, I never said it was dignified to blame anybody. I never applied any logic - I merely made a statement of fact that every, and I do mean EVERY, candidate running against an incumbent blames the incumbent for things they perceive are wrong. Blaming Romney, as though he made up that tactic, is so devoid of logic that calling it "weak logic" is insulting to run-of-the-mill weak logic.

Say what you will about George Bush, he didn't stoop to blaming Democrats for every failing of the country. He didn't respond in kind when Pelosi and Reid insulted him every chance they had. It's undignified for an incumbent, especially the POTUS, and Obama stoops to blaming others in every speech he gives.

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