Skip to comments.Romney pledges to 'defend marriage, not try to redefine it' at Values Voter summit
Posted on 09/14/2012 6:55:45 PM PDT by scottjewell
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney emphasized his anti-abortion rights and anti-gay marriage positions in a videotaped message to the Values Voter summit Friday in Washington.
"We need a president who shares our commitment to conservative principles and our respect for traditional values," Romney said. "We will uphold the sanctity of life, not abandoned or ignore it and we will defend marriage, not try to redefine it."
Romney went on to argue that "culture matters," pointing to a Brookings Institution survey often cited by former rival Rick Santorum on the campaign trail that found families who waited to have children after they got married were less likely to be poor.
"In short, culture matters and this president will protect her culture and preserve the values of hard work, personal responsibility, family and faith," Romney said. Above all, we must preserve the American spirit of one nation, under god, as president, all support the expression of religious faith in the public square."
Taking a swipe at a comment made by President Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign, Romney also spoke of meeting voters who "are proud to cling to their religion and to the constitution , the american dream and the principles our nation was founded on."
Earlier in the day Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, addressed the convention in person. Romney was campaigning Friday in Ohio.
While the event was billed as a celebration of conservative social values, Romney tied social issues to the economic messaging that has dominated his campaign.
"We need a president who understands we will not have a stronger economy unless we have strong communities and strong families," Romney said.
The GOP hopeful said that while the economy might be "the best the Obama Administration can do," it was not "the best America can do."
Watching Colmes on Hannity. This guy is such a slimeball. I cannot believe we’ve been downgraded... TWICE, and people are still voting for this socialist maniac.
I sure won't be. I'm not voting for either of the socialists.
If so, then a certain socialist will win. psst... it’s the one who just got four people killed.
Not sure govt should be defining it in the first place. What it defines, it can redefine.
Marriage is a sacrament of Faith. Granting this kind of authority to the state is sacrilegious.
Oh, well..better not show those photos of Romney congratulating those same sex people for a new marriage; that could cast a doubt.
Like he did in Massachusetts?
I wish I could believe this.
>> I’m not voting for either of the socialists.
There are no safe margins for the pacifists especially the outspoken.
You're referring to Colmes or Romney here?
There is only one but I know you "Conservatives for the Reelection of President Obama" (CREEPO) posters don't like having that inconvenient fact pointed out to you.
and yet in 2005 as MASS gov Willard signed marriage certificates for 189 gay couples...
Now did he defend marriage or did he refine it ???
didnt you get your little bot spanked a few days ago for being cheeky to your elders ???
Oh well better not point out to the “Conservatives for the Reelection of President Obama” (CREEP0) posters Obama’s additions of the “pro Gay Marriage” and “Pro taxpayer funded to Abortion up to birth” planks to the 2012 Democrat Party platform.
Romney said. “We will uphold the sanctity of life, not abandoned or ignore it
Whose this WE business Willard...
In all your 65 years youve not been pro-life you evil abortionist...
Oh well better not point out to the Conservatives for the Reelection of President Obama (CREEP0) posters Obamas additions of the pro Gay Marriage and Pro taxpayer funded to Abortion up to birth planks to the 2012 Democrat Party platform.
And don’t bother doing your usual childish squealing. The facts are here there. That you two CREEPO posters absolutely refuse to learn anything about your god Obama that challenges your ignorance is your problem, not ours.
There ya go again...
I know. The headline reads good, but the truth may be a different matter......
Sad but true. :(
So do I. Maybe he is a changed man....
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