Next up for the Conservatives and Republicans? Putting an end to Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, or trying to put an end to it. A group of hard right conservatives, including Ali A. Akbar – Republican consultant at the Vice and Victory Agency, John Hawkins, founder of Right Wing News and Matt MacKowiak, consultant and president of Potomac Strategy Group LLC., have come together to create a website for Conservatives called, NotMittRomney.com
The group’s main concern with Mitt Romney is that he is too flaky, blows too easily in the wind from one position to another, usually in regards to the same topic. Some of the points they list in are;
Romney was pro-abortion until a decade ago. He is now pro-life.
Romney was pro-amnesty in 2006, saying about the McCain-Kennedy bill, “Those [immigrants] that are here paying taxes and not taking government benefits should begin a process towards application for citizenship.” He now opposes amnesty and attacks other candidates on their immigration records.
Romney broke with a tradition followed by his three immediate Republican predecessors and refused to sign the Americans For Tax Reform’s “no tax” pledge, which his spokesman then called “government by gimmickry” in 2002 when running for governor of Massachusetts. As governor, he raised taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the New York Times. In 2007, once he decided to run for president, he signed the pledge.
Romney was not a registered Republican until December 1993. He has admitted voting in the Democratic primary in Massachusetts in 1992 for Paul Tsongas for president, rather than voting for Vice President George H.W. Bush. In 2005, Romney claimed that Ronald Reagan is a personal hero.
Romney opposed the Brady Bill in 1994. But in August 2006, when seeking the Republican nomination for president, he signed up for a lifetime membership in the NRA, because, as he said to an audience in Derry, N.H.: “I’m after the NRA’s endorsement.”
On Jan. 10, 2007, Romney said, “I have a gun of my own; I go hunting myself” on the Glenn and Helen Show. Four days later, Romney admitted at a gun show that he does not personally own any guns.
And the list goes on.