If Rick Santorum weren’t running for president, he would still be saying the same things he is saying today. Very few people believe that about Mitt Romney. If he can’t fix that problem, he may win the Republican nomination, but it won’t be worth much.
What are his CURRENT deeply held convictions, though?
For a Repub, is he far right, right, centre, or left of centre?
Romney wants a win, doesn't care how he gets it...in many ways it's similar to the muttonhead (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/muttonhead)currently in the White House. No real convictions that he will voice and stay with. Oh, he may have some; but, for his own political future he won't stay with them unless at least a majority of Congress is with him. They go the other way, so will he.
This country we love is in jeopardy. It’s more than the economic statistics we read, it’s the pain we feel in our hearts. For three years we have suffered through the failures not only of a weak leader, but of a bankrupt ideology. I am convinced that if we do our job, if we lead with conviction and integrity, that history will record the Obama Presidency as the last gasp of liberalism’s great failure and a turning point for a new conservative era.
As we step forward together, now is the time to reaffirm what it means to be a conservative and why this must be our greatest hour. America is like no other country in history. At the very heart of our American conservatism is the conviction that the principles embodied in the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are uniquely powerful, foundational, and defining. Some see the hand of Providence in their authorship. Others credit the brilliance of the Founders. Many of us see both. But conservatives all agree that departing from these founding principles is a departure from the greatness of America— from our mission, from our freedom, from our prosperity, and from our purpose.
I know this President will never get it, but we conservatives aren’t just proud to cling to our guns and to our religion. We are also proud to cling to our Constitution!
This election really is a battle for the soul of America. And it’s going to come down to a choice between whether we want to be a nation of and by Washington … or a nation of and by a free people.
I know conservatism because I have lived conservatism.
During my tenure, our conservative values also came under attack. Less than a year after I took office, the state’s supreme court inexplicably found a right to same-sex marriage in our constitution. I pushed for a stay of the decision, fought for a marriage amendment to our constitution, and successfully prohibited out-of-state couples from coming to our state to get married and then go home. On my watch, we fought hard and prevented Massachusetts from becoming the Las Vegas of gay marriage. When I am President, I will preserve the Defense of Marriage Act and I will fight for a federal amendment defining marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman.
And let me be clear: Mine will be a pro-life presidency.
I will ensure that organizations like Planned Parenthood get no federal support.
Santorum #CPAC introducer opens w/ joke: A conservative, a moderate, & a liberal walks into a bar, and the bartender says, "Hi, Mitt."
Mitt Romney...what are his policies?
what are his policies?
It is very likely that the composition of the Congress will not dramatically change. The enthusiasm of the teabaggers which allowed the Republicans to take over the House in the mid-term election seems to have waned, so the composition of the House probably will not change dramatically.
I don't see why a discussion of George W Bush is relevant.