Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mitt Romney Is No Ronald Reagan

Thanks to Janet Folger for her recent column on Mr. Ambition, Mitt Romney: "Will the real Ronald Reagan please stand up?" It's beyond us how otherwise reasonable commentators, like Peggy Noonan, Chris Wallace, and the staff at National Review are so shallow that Romney's looks and voice weigh more heavily than his unprincipled record.

... And of course, there's Former Gov. Mitt Romney, whom the media clamored over, including Peggy Noonan, who called him "statuesque" with a"presidential voice." Lenin was "statuesque" too. Thankfully, that Communist statue came tumbling down. And forget the voice; take a look at the words.

No, forget the words; take a look at his actions. Interesting that Romney,the most anti-Catholic candidate of all, got a question regarding Catholics and their freedom of conscience to withhold communion. Romney said Catholics should be able to "do whatever they want." Really? Then why did Romney: Force Catholic hospitals in Massachusetts to hand out the abortion drug "Plan B" or close their doors?

Ignore the Catholic Action League who lobbied for a conscience clause so Catholic civil service workers wouldn't be forced to perform same-sex "marriage" ceremonies? Romney's position: Perform homosexual "marriages" or you're fired.

Tell Boston's largest adoption agency, Catholic Charities, they had to place vulnerable orphan children in the homes of homosexual activists or go out of business? Rather than bow to the Romney-enforced homosexual agenda, Boston Catholic Charities closed their doors. Even Michael Dukakis said Romney was wrong to force Catholics to violate their beliefs.

Force Catholics (and other pro-life people) to fund abortions in his (post-conversion) health-care plan that he's so "very proud" of?

And what about Terri Schiavo, who Romney agreed should be starved to death? She was a Catholic, too. As Ronald Reagan said, "Facts are stubborn things." Sit down, Mr. Romney. I don't care whom you've paid to say nice things about you; you're disqualified.