Friday, January 12, 2007

The Camenker Report

Over the last few weeks, a 28 page report by conservative activist Brian Camenker on Romney's stance on social issues has been making waves among some in conservative circles. The AP is running a story today about the report, and both the The New Republic (Smearing Romney) and the National Review (Will They Believe Romney) ran articles last month discussing it. Is this something Romney should be worrying more about or are the steps he's already taken to rebut Camenker's portrayal and explain his past enough? Could the fact that all this is being hashed out work in his favor down the road, allowing him to brush the issue off in the future as "old news"?


Blogger Kyle Hampton said...

The Camenker Report seems like a mild form of guilt by association. From reading the AP article, it seems to try brand him as a gay sympathizer because he didn't exercise enough supervision of individuals working for the state. Is he ultimately responsible for all the actions of his administration? Absolutely. But on a practical level, I think people understand that, unless the report can identify some sort of actual or constructive notice of the pending actions, it seems hard to blame Romney for the random acts of gay sympathizers acting independently.

5:22 PM  
Blogger Marc said...

Problem is I didn't have a problem with his prior position (supporting equal rights for gays while opposing gay marriage). I hope he doesn't stray to far from it to placate the religious right. I've liked that in many of his interviews he's drawn attention to his efforts to block gay marriage in Massachusetts rather than taking the opportunity to attack gays.

5:57 PM  

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