How many times must I apologize for neglecting this blog?! So busy with family and business and local politics..but can’t pass up this opportunity to post the really fun video of Mitt and Ann Romney from this morning’s Fox and Friends program. In addition to this segment, Mitt talks about his new book
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I was extremely impressed with the interview given by Mitt to George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week. Mitt was hit with a tough line of questioning and came through shining! Here are some highlights:
Stephanopoulos: Okay, Mitt Romney, management consultant. Give us the PowerPoint presentation for your candidacy.
Mitt Romney: Well, it won’t be in PowerPoint. It’s instead going to come from the heart, because this is not a business deal. This is not the next, if you will, notch in my belt of career progression.
My life was in the private sector. My life is with Ann, raising our kids.
My race for the presidency has everything to do with our kids and our grandkids, making sure that America is more prosperous and more safe for my kids and grandkids and for everyone else’s kids and grandkids, because I’m concerned that we face unprecedented challenges..
Ummmm - Loved it!! I am so pleased that someone is talking about this amazing decision to run for President. Mitt is absolutely sincere in his desire for a better country and world for tomorrow - for our families.
Stephanopoulos: How about funding faith-based institutions?
Mitt Romney: Well, we don’t fund faith-based institutions, other than when they’re performing a non-faith role.
So right now we have faith-based initiatives in our state. Ann happens to lead that effort. And some of the faith-based institutions, particularly in the inner city, are doing a lot better job helping the poor, helping kids, helping families get on their feet than some government social service agencies.
So helping them in their secular role is, of course, fine.
Helping them in a religious role…
Stephanopoulos: How do you draw the line in that?
Mitt Romney: … that would be unacceptable.
Stephanopoulos: You’ve worked with it. How do you draw the line?
Ann Romney: Well, we draw the line on those that are just trying to make a difference in a child’s life. I work with inner city at-risk youth and we find that a lot of the black churches in the inner city have been very, very helpful in being there on the ground, helping these kids, really making a difference in their lives.
It’s not even a church issue at all when it comes down to what they’re really doing. They’re on the ground, really there, and I’m very supportive of that, of trying to find anyone that’s helping, give them a hand, as well.
And it’s not a proselytizing thing that’s happening, the way I see it, with the inner city, the faith-based initiatives that I’ve been working with. They’re there to help. They’re there to make a difference in children’s lives.
And I feel as though we need to give them a hand, as well.
NICELY done Romneys! I love that Ann stepped in here and showed her supportive and leadership qualities! Ann Romney would make a lovely, respectable first lady.
Stephanopoulos: Let me talk about your political journey. You were an Independent, registered Independent in the 1980s.
You voted for Paul Tsongas, a Democrat, in the 1992 primaries. Now you describe yourself as a Reagan…
Mitt Romney: Kind of a mischaracterization. In Massachusetts, if you register as an Independent, you can vote in either the Republican or Democratic primary.
When there was no real contest in the Republican primary, I’d vote in the Democrat primary, vote for the person who I thought would be the weakest opponent for Republican.
In the general election…
Stephanopoulos: Supporting President Bush, is that what you’re saying?
Mitt Romney: Look, I’ve taken every occasion to vote against Ted Kennedy, he’s a good friend, but Ted Kennedy, Tip O’Neill, they’re my Congressman and Senator.
I go in their primary, just like a lot of other folks, and voted against the person who I thought was the strongest Democrat.
Now, that happens in America today, but let me tell you, in the general election, I don’t recall ever once voting for anyone other than a Republican.
I totally have Mitt’s back on this one. My county here in Central North Carolina has leaned Democratic for nearly 50 years. My area is so left (like Massachusetts) that all of our county government is made up of Democrats. If I want to effect change, I have to change my affiliation at primary time. It’s quite clear to me and makes perfect sense. As much as I dreaded the idea, it is a politically strategic move. More great thinking, Mitt!
The interview is packed with this great stuff! Click on “the link in pink” for the entire transcript.
Here we are on the day of the long delayed CNN/YouTube debate. The GOP Presidential candidates are a bit uncertain about what to expect with this format. Some of the questions have already been made public. Here is an excerpt of a Washington Post article on the event:
Other questions, many of them pointed, are directed to specific candidates. A former member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asks former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, who is a Mormon, if he agrees with the belief of the church that people who don’t have white skin have been cursed by God for the sins of their forefathers.
Fabulous. CNN will surely allow a Mormon slugfest with this format. I think it’s awful, but what choice does Mitt have? He’ll have to answer ridiculous questions like these or have folks saying that he’s not being forthcoming. It truly takes a leader to handle this kind of pressure. It is humbling to me that the Governor is taking on the lies and half truths of so many people all over the country.
CNN refuses to report Governor Romney’s total successes in life, business and government. But we’ll be happy to report those things here at Moms4Mitt. Stay tuned with us…..