Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mitt Romney to sign Jim DeMint's Pledge

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) will become the latest signatory to a pledge being promoted by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) as a litmus test for presidential candidates.
Romney indicated on Capitol Hill that he's a supporter of the new "Cut, Cap and Balance" pledge, and his campaign confirmed Wednesday that he intends to sign it.
The full story is HERE.

In a sort of related story:

Jim DeMint just explained to CNN recently why he supported the candidacy of Mitt Romney in 2008 and his Health Care Plan in Massachusetts.

My prediction is the Jim DeMint WILL SUPPORT Mitt Romney in 2012 and that Romney WILL WIN South Carolina's primary.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope they get together again. What a great ticket that would be.

Cole said...

Romney & DeMint 2012!

larry said...

I'll second that Cole.

That would be a good choice for Romney.

DanL said...

I couldn't give a rat's rear end about DeMint or who he endorses. Romney will sign this stupid, foney, gimmick of a pledge, but he refused to sign the SBA pledge? He has just provided more fodder to his detractors who claim he isn't pro life.

Revolution 2012 said...

Dan,

Did you read HIS pledge?
What is it about HIS pledge that shows he's not pro-life?

The SBA pledge, was too broad and had CONVENIENTLY lots of gray areas.

The President should not be limited in his cabinet choices. As long as they follow HIS direction and philosophy, I don't care what their personal views are as long as they are THE BEST at what they were hired for.

DanL said...

Rev,

I was unimpressed with the SBA pledge. I was neutral on Romney's response to it. But when he signs a pledge by this over the top, bomb throwing, purist, tea party twit DeMint...that just puts the lie to all the reasons why he didn't sign the SBA pledge. DeMint's pledge is the epitomy of hollow, meaningless, election year gimmicks. I just lost a lot more respect for Romney. Not as if I had much left anyway.

Pablo said...

I have to agree with Dan here. I almost wrote a piece yesterday why such a pledge is the wrong way to go. It is a gimmick. However, here is my weak defense of Romney --

Romney has no more room to drift leftward. He must throw out some red meat for the tea party crowd so that he doesn't get run over by their bus. A balanced budget amendment pledge is great red meat because it has absolutely no chance of ever coming to fruition. Romney can make the pledge knowing that it will never affect him. The pro life pledge, on the other hand, would have forced Romney to make some bad decisions on defunding hospitals and appointing qualified people to his administration.