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Mitt Romney became the first major Republican candidate to outright reject the social conservative "marriage vow" put forward by the Iowa group the Family Leader.
It's the second pledge related to social issues that Romney has declined to put his name to. The first was by the anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony list, which wanted candidates to commit to issues that Romney said would handcuff him in terms of stripping thousands of hospitals of funding and making federal appointments.
But unlike 2008, Romney isn't running hard to the right on social issues - he's focused his message heavily on the economy.
Originally posted by whaaa
American politics is nothing more than an entertaining diversion. It is interesting to watch the posturing and mental gymnastic of the parties but in reality elections aren't decided by votes of the citizens.
I don't really know who decides the elections but I'm convinced that it isn't the voters. I think we would be very surprised at the machinations at places like Bohemia Grove.
Originally posted by ownbestenemy
I think with that statement, I take back the positive assertion that you understand how president's are elected. Democracy is dangerous and that is why it was disseminated and left to the most local levels where smaller groups of people can affect a more positive change with it. On a large scale, the pure democracy that you seem to think is what elects presidents would be more disastrous than anything these pathetic excuse for statesmen could ever bring upon this nation.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
I'm getting pretty tired of choosing between two big-gov totalitarians.