On a tip from Brad.
The Conservative Political Action Conference gushed over Mitt Romney, giving him standing ovations when he said America needs a new president and that the country is experiencing a “moral tragedy of epic proportion.”
The former Massachusetts governor also is pulling his own weight in early presidential straw polls, taking 35 percent of the vote in January’s New Hampshire contest.
However, all is not well between social conservatives and Romney over his pursuit of the GOP nomination for 2012. ABC News political writer Michael Falcone says that Romney’s campaign is giving “the cold shoulder” to an Iowa conservative group’s Republican candidate forum.
None of that is a surprise to Massachusetts resident, author and activist Amy Contrada, who has written a book in which she compares Romney’s rhetoric to his record.
In “Mitt Romney’s Deception: His Stealth Promotion of ‘Gay Rights’ and ‘Gay Marriage’ in Massachusetts,” Contrada says Romney’s record as a Senate candidate in 1994 and as governor show the American people the kind of president Romney will be.
She says the best measuring stick is his long association with the Log Cabin Republicans.
When Romney ran unsuccessfully against Ted Kennedy for Senate in 1994, garnering about 40 percent of the vote, Contrada recalled, the Log Cabin Republicans asked him to promise he would work for full equality for gays and lesbians.
“He gave them that promise in a now infamous letter,” she said, and the Log Cabin Republicans gave him their endorsement.
Add that with information at this 2007 article at the Las Vegas Review Journal on Romney. It describes him as a gun grabbing socialist, “Seizing Guns and Socializing Medicine”. Romney is not ‘conservative’ by any stretch of the imagination.