Thursday, September 21, 2006

Romney vs. McCain on torture (blog)

GetReligion: September 21, 2006:
"The big question for me involves how Mormons view the torture issue theologically. As far as I can tell, their leaders do not address the issue directly and it’s unclear that Romney would be willing to allow his religious beliefs to affect his politics. It is not a situation where Romney could be refused the church’s blessing, as was attempted with John Kerry and other Catholic Democrats for their position on abortion, but I could be wrong. Are there any Mormon readers out there who have more information?"

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Battling ennui, facing shortcomings

Fineman: Battling ennui, facing shortcomings - Howard Fineman -
"Anti-McCain Republicans don’t have a single alternative, but seem to be gravitating to Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. The McCain people view him as serious competition: they have been wooing supporters in part by showing them polling match-ups in which McCain defeats Romney. Sen. George Allen of Virginia was last year’s anti-McCainanite, but the bloom – indeed the whole stem – is off of that rose. The Big Unknown: Rudy Giuliani. He’s the only one who can scramble the current outlines of the race, which is: McCain/Romney and a southerner to be named later (Bill Frist, Newt Gingrich, Allen, Mike Huckabee of Arkansas)."

Romney, at Alabama stop, says too early to declare 2008 candidacy

AP Wire | 09/18/2006 | Romney, at Alabama stop, says too early to declare 2008 candidacy:
"Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, in Tuscaloosa to honor U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, said it was too early to declare himself a 2008 candidate for the Republican nomination for president."

Monday, September 18, 2006

Romney stumps at Shelby event

Romney stumps at Shelby event - Tuscaloosa:
"“You have a lot to offer,' Shelby told Romney, who characterized his own state as the “most liberal in the nation.'

“I think it is not the state you represent, it is what you believe in and what you stand for and you have done an outstanding job,' Shelby said.

He was not, however, ready to issue any endorsements for 2008 Sunday.

“This is just getting started and although Mitt is the first [potential GOP presidential hopeful] to visit Tuscaloosa, I think we will see a lot more of them before the election in 2008,' Shelby said. “We have a lot of good candidates available, and a lot of them are good friends of mine.'"

McCain, in New Hampshire, Gets an Earful From the Right

McCain, in New Hampshire, Gets an Earful From tGets an Earful From the Right - New York Timeshe Right - New York Times: "One of them, Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts, said in an interview that he disagreed with Mr. McCain, and offered a forceful endorsement of Mr. Bush.

“I am foursquare behind the president on this,” Mr. Romney said. “I believe that we should do everything possible to support those people at the front line who are responsible for enforcing the war on terrorism.”"