Romney being funded by AGW believers. We all know he supported AGW as governor and now people are vetting him online and discover some of his major donors are AGW freaks who are well know friends of all that is left wing!
Can we really trust him 100% considering the spin aka lies and all the flip flops. For me this is a campaign killer which makes me wonder if I could vote for him and live with it. Can you? Maybe some advice other than Obama wins if Romney loses. I’m thinking here and now because we have better choices who have taken a clear stand against AGW. Even Newt who educated himself is sworn off AGW totally but Romney is Cap and Trade friendly and AGW friendly.
Santorum was always against AGW and he’s closing the gap. If Newt rolls his support to Santorum, we win against Obama. Why? Santorum said he’d consider Newt as a running mate. That moves a lot of support away from Romney into Santoromentum towards Super Tuesday.
Romney’s effort to portray himself as a conservative has had great success, primarily due to a black out on Romney’s record not only by the mainstream press but also by much of the conservative media. Moreover, much of America’s conservative “leadership” has decided to give Romney a pass.
I posted a piece here a few weeks ago about Romney’s aggressive effort to promote global warming in Massachusetts, policies that have largely been ignored in this campaign. Since that piece was posted, more evidence has surfaced that Romney will govern as a global warming zealot. It turns out that one of Romney’s largest donors is Julian Robertson Jr., who has given $1.3 million to the pro-Romney Super Pac, Restore our Future. Robertson serves on the board of the Environmental Defense Fund and was a big cheerleader for Obama’s 2009 Cap-and-Trade bill. When Robertson’s office was questioned about Romney’s views on global warming, a spokesperson responded that, “he [Robertson] has confidence that Romney, once he’s in there, will do the right thing.” Can you spell SELL-OUT?
But that’s not all. A number of other global warming zealots are backing Romney including billionaire Trammel Crow and Rob Sisson, who heads up a group called Republicans for Environmental Protection. And one of Romney’s economic advisors is Greg Mankiw, who has spent much of his career pushing for a carbon tax to finance all the wacky global warming programs of the type Mitt pushed in Massachusetts. Also advising Romney on environmental issues are James Connaughton, a cap-and-trader who headed up Bush’s Council of Environmental Quality, and Jeff Holmstead, a Bush EPA official known for his extreme global warming views. But this isn’t surprising given the fact Romney hired hard-left environmentalist John Holdren – now Obama’s science advisor – to be a key advisor while Governor of Massachusetts.
Robertson, Crow, Sisson, etc. must know something we don’t. That’s right, we’re being set up folks. We’re being screwed by the RINO wing of the GOP. Yet conservatives by the thousands continue to vote for Romney like lemmings crawling to water.
Part of the reason why this is happening is that many of America’s leading conservatives have remained silent or neutral in this race. Many leaders are tied to groups that took money from one of Romney’s six PACS over the last six years and so they either cheerlead for Romney or stay silent. And then there are many conservatives supporting Romney in hopes of receiving a position in his administration. You know, the “career first, America last” types.
Sadly, even several Tea Party-supported politicians have endorsed Romney, such as South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, Jason Chaffetz, Christine O’Donnell and Senator Jim DeMint (DeMint claims he hasn’t endorsed Romney but all his staff member have and he publicly promotes Romney as a conservative on a daily basis). And one can guess why. Haley took $36,000 from Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC for her 2010 campaign. Chaffetz took $7,000 from Romney and O’Donnell received $5,000. And Senator DeMint, a guy I used to think was a conservative superstar, took $20,000 from Romney the last few cycles. These people have allowed Romney’s wealth to jade their judgment since all of them surely know about Romney’s liberal record.
But it gets worse, FEC records shows that Romney poured close to a million dollars into the coffers of 167 congressional and senate candidates during the 2010 cycle. And that’s not counting the $404,000 given to state and local GOP parties in 2010.
Saying he’d look for a “strong and principled conservative” as a running mate should he win the Republican presidential nomination, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum tells Newsmax that he certainly would consider rival Newt Gingrich for that vital role.
When asked if he would consider the former House Speaker as number two on his ticket, Santorum said Gingrich had been “tested” by the bruising GOP race and that makes him an attractive vice presidential candidate.Santorum tells Newsmax that his choice would be a core conservative who is “willing to stand up and fight for the things that I believe in.”
“My principal and only criterion for vice president is to make sure that I have someone that I have confidence that if something should happen to me that they could carry on and do what I promised the people of America I would try to do,” he said.
Gingrich would seem to fit the bill more than any of the other candidates. He and Santorum have been battling for the same voters on the right of the party as they try to defeat front-runner Mitt Romney.
Santorum said the GOP only has to look to history to see that conservative candidates do better in general elections that do moderates.
“If we have another moderate Republican we are going to end up with the same situation we had four years ago,” he said, referring to John McCain’s loss to Barack Obama. “We’ll have the same situation we had with Bob Dole and the same situation we had with Gerry Ford.